The hunt is on for a young boy to star in an upcoming Steven Spielberg film. The director is looking for a young boy to play the lead role in "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," a historical drama he'll direct about a Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy. The film is based on the 1997 book of the same name.
An open casting call for the told was held last night in Los Angeles at American Jewish University's Colen Conference Hall. Casting directors were looking for a 6- to 9-year-old boy, "someone truly special, gifted, curious and intelligent with a mischievous streak" to star in the film that will begin shooting in Europe this April.
Source: NBC Los Angeles