10/10/16 2:30pm


When Spike Lee first announced he was open casting for a Netflix TV remake of She’s Gotta Have It, Brooklyn’s would-be Nola Darlings went wild. Hundreds of union and nonunion actors lined up for hours outside BK’s Masonic Temple, hoping to get seen by Lee and his crew.

And just one week hence, while everyone was busy yelling at their TVs during the presidential debate, Lee released the Instagram photo above, featuring the actors he’d cast in the series. Recognize anyone you know from the neighborhood?

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, DO NOT DESPAIR. We are still casting,” reads the Instagram caption. If you auditioned for the series and you’re still waiting to hear back, you might have a chance! But for all the other happy Brooklynites on the audience side of things, rejoice in this photo, for it represents a nearly next-generation update to Lee’s 1986 feature, 30 years in the making.

[h/t Hello Beautiful]

10/04/16 10:24am
Casting Call

Lines on lines on lines. All photos by Sam Weiss / Brokelyn

Earlier this week, director Spike Lee announced an open casting call in Brooklyn for the upcoming 10-episode Netflix revival of his 1986 film, She’s Gotta Have It. The call inevitably drew a crowd of thousands of would-be Nola Darlings and aspiring background extras to Fort Greene, just a few blocks from Lee’s Forty Acres.

The series has already cast Hamilton‘s Anthony Ramos as Lee’s original character, Mars Blackmon, but the rest of the parts are presumably up for grabs, and will be cast with many of the hopeful actors we saw queued up outside the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Clermont Ave. last night.  (more…)

09/29/16 2:10pm
30 years later, the film is getting a Netflix TV reboot.

30 years later, the film is getting a Netflix TV reboot.

“I hear Spike Lee’s shooting down the street!”

No really, Spike Lee is really shooting down the street. The actor and director recently announced a 10-episode Netflix update to his cult film She’s Gotta Have It on Instagram, with an open casting call this coming Monday, October 3 at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple (317 Clermont Ave.) from 5 to 8pm.

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a Spike Lee movie, or you just vibe with his sharp views about gentrification, now’s your chance to get up close and personal with the auteur, and rack up a television credit while you do it. (more…)