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Casting Directors on Finding Talent for The Burial


Kim Coleman And Anna Percell McCarthy Discuss The Casting Process

Tommy Lee Jones as Jeremiah O’Keefe and Jamie Foxx as Willie Gary in The Burial. Photo: Skip Bolen © AMAZON CONTENT SERVICES LLC

The Burial with Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones Streaming Globally on Prime Video 

Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensue as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story. The casting team, Kim Coleman (THE CLONED TYRONE, UNPRISONED, SHOOTING STARS), and Anna Percell McCarthy gave us more insight into the casting process.

Casting directors act as conduits between the director’s vision and the audience’s experience. They must intuitively understand the director’s creative vision, discerning the subtleties that define the characters and the overall tone of the film. The right casting choices contribute to a seamless realization of the director’s vision, ensuring that the intended emotional impact and thematic resonance are effectively communicated. Congratulations to Kim Coleman and her team for finding excellent talent choices for The Burial.

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