The young actors will play Diamond and Oz in the film. The movie will be filmed in October, so time is short. Casting information can be found here.
Here's what the movie producers are looking for:
Diamond is a mountain boy, unique, confident, strong-willed, opinionated and charming. Diamond marches to the beat of his own drummer…fishing, exploring, and sometimes getting into trouble. 10-13 yrs old. Caucasian. Diamond has a pet dog (if candidates have their own dogs, bring a photo of the dog to the open call.)
Oz is a quiet boy who takes his stuffed bear with him everywhere He looks up to his big sister, and remains hopeful even when things seem impossible. 7-9 yrs old. Caucasian.
An open call will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech on Price's Fork Road in Blacksburg.