September 15, 2003
Casting Call

Here's some info on some of the characters they are still looking to cast for Constantine. I put the majority of it in the extended entry as it might be considered spoilery to some.

"Constantine" (Warner Brothers) - Casting Call

A film adaptation of the classic Vertigo comic book "Hellblazer".

"Constantine" will star Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, a world-traveling,
mage-like misfit who investigates supernatural mysteries, walking a thin
line between evil and good. He teams up with a female police detective
named Angela Dodson, who seeks Constantine's help while investigating the
suicide-like death of her twin sister Isabel.

The investigation takes Constantine and Angela through the world of demons
and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los

Production will begin on September 22, 2003.

CAST MEMBERS: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz

PRODUCERS: Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men") and Richard Donner ("Lethal

DIRECTOR: Francis Lawrence

The film's casting directors are looking to fill a wide variety of principal
and background roles.


[Chaz], Caucasian, 20s - 30s. A tough, shadowy L.A. cab driver and one of
John Constantine's oldest friends. Chaz has some ties to illegal activitiy,
but is making an effort to stay out of crime. Even though his wife does not
like Constantine, Chaz and Constantine are very close. They would do almost
anything for one another in a crisis. PRINCIPAL ROLE
(Hmmm, maybe Shia LeBouf isn't cast after all? it seems he'd fit better in the role right below--krix)

[Beeman], Caucasian, 20s. A highly intelligent, offbeat young guy who
assists Constantine with special information and occult artifacts. He's a
bit skinny and unimposing, but makes up for it with his mind. Beeman reads
to Constatine and Angela from an ancient scroll, which explains what
supernatural troubles they must save the world from. This character has
been described as a "Seth Green type". PRINCIPAL ROLE

[Morgue Security Guard], any ethnicity, 30s - 40s. An eccentric, reclusive
man who works at night. Nervous and high-strung.

[Balthazar], any ethnicity, 30s - 40s. One of the three emperors of Hell
who Constantine discovers is behind a series of crimes being committed
around the world. Balthazar is one of the main villains of the film.

[Criminal], Middle Eastern, 20s - 30s. He escapes from a Turkish prison.
Slight, muscular, lean, not scruffy. He possesses the relic of the spear.
He tries to kill Angela and gets in a fight with Constantine.

[Father Garret], Caucasian, 40s - 60s. Angela's highly spiritual and kind
priest. He is seen in confession with Angela and again at the theological
society where Angela asks for her twin sister Isabel to get a proper
Catholic burial. PRINCIPAL ROLE

[Busboy], any ethnicity, 20s - 30s. Hard-working, clean-cut young busboy at
a restaurant.

[Korean Man], 30s.


[Ellie], Caucasian, 20s - 30s. An alluring and seductive woman known as a
"Succubus", a female demon that seduces men while they sleep. She is the
only Succubus to ever mate with an angel. She is pretty and vulnerable yet
can also be volatile. Ellie has a love-hate relationship with John
Constantine (Reeves). PRINCIPAL ROLE

[Crazed Woman], any ethnicity, 20s - 30s. A neurotic, loud woman who
becomes the victim of supernatural forces. Constantine tries to help her.

[Attractive Girl], any ethnicity, 18 - 20s. Glamorous, flirtatious L.A.
model type.

[Church Attendant], any ethnicity, 30s - 40s. Old-fashioned, quiet,
level-headed, down-to-earth woman.

[Filipino Mother], Filipino, 30s - 40s.

Thanks to poster Adrian Brown at the insane rantings forum

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at September 15, 2003 12:35 PM .

Gives more flesh to it...thanks!

Posted by: Jen on September 15, 2003 03:24 PM


Maybe I could be the crazed, neurotic woman.

I can do that...LOL

Posted by: Jen on September 15, 2003 03:25 PM

This casting call seems to predate the actual casting you had up last week. Seems like it Could be before the script rewrite?

Posted by: Sunny on September 15, 2003 03:45 PM

I think Shia L. is cast but IMO he's too young to be Chaz. "Constantine's Oldest friend" shouldn't be 17. Maybe the reports are wrong and he's Beeman (or could Chaz be Gavin Rossdale?)

Djimon Hounshou = Balthazar?

Morgue Security Guard or Chaz = (my casting, not theirs) Steve Buscemi. I love Steve.

Posted by: Chianti on September 15, 2003 04:19 PM

Ooops I posted this myself and forgot about it, from the Hollywood Reporter Sept 8:

"Rossdale will play Balthazar, a nemesis of Reeves' character, while Hounsou will star as Papa Midnite, the owner of an occult club who was once a demon fighter like Constantine but is now trying to get out of the business."

Posted by: Chianti on September 15, 2003 04:21 PM

OOooo, Buscemi would be a great choice.

I wonder if that start date is accurate?
And more importantly, I wonder if Keanu will be frost-n-tipped when he plays with becky on the 27th?

Posted by: krix on September 15, 2003 04:41 PM

LOL Frost'n Tipped. Sun-In? I guess we shall see.

I as look this over, (and who knows if any of this is accurate anymore,) but wouldn't Rachel Weisz be a better "Ellie" than "Angela"?

She seems (to me) to be the more alluring seductive female demon type than a cop. IMO.

I've always loved to cast my favorite books, and this story (whatever it ends up to be) has some strong charactesr which would be fun to cast. Wonder why they didn't ask? LOL

Posted by: Chianti on September 15, 2003 05:19 PM

I vote for Chianti to do the casting!

Posted by: Zen on September 15, 2003 06:35 PM

um, can I be Ellie, pleasepleaseplease??!

Posted by: lori on September 15, 2003 07:39 PM

I thought I read a couple of weeks ago that Keanu refused to go blond in any way shape or form because it "looked stupid"...?

Posted by: bakednudel on September 16, 2003 05:11 AM

Check out the August 13 post, bakednudel. The issue was discussed thoroughly. The comments button doesn't show, but you can still see them by clicking on the time.

Posted by: Zen on September 16, 2003 07:07 AM

Thanks for pointing that out, Zen. I've fixed it so there is a comment link on the category/monthly archives now.

Posted by: krix on September 16, 2003 01:05 PM

Your welcome *singsong voice* :)

Posted by: Zen on September 16, 2003 04:00 PM

Wow, thanks all. Checked out your previous comments on Keanublondness and you have totally changed my mind on this--loved krix's photoshop do-over! and did I live before this blog???? *blows kisses* Thank you krix!

Posted by: bakednudel on September 16, 2003 07:48 PM

Hello Sir/Madam,

My name is Abdelkarim.I am 34 years old.I read your AD on the web site and would like to know if you are still accepting applications.Any information would be so appreciated. BTW I want to apply for the role of the criminal middle eastern:)
For your info I speak Arabic, French, Spanish and
English ( but still have an accent).If you needed ore information please let me know and I would be more than happy to provide it. I wish you good luck in your project.

Posted by: AbdelKarim on March 26, 2004 10:19 PM

This website has nothing to do with actual casting, this is a fan site and the posting is for informational purposes only. In any event, this film has finished production. Good luck to you and your career.

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