If you have been living deep within a gutter (black), an Outrageous Fortune prequel is on its way to our screens. Set in the 1970s, it will follow the hijinks of legendary safe-cracker and canny-career-crim Ted West, his wife Rita and their son Wolfgang.
For the role of Wolfgang, TV3 and South Pacific Pictures have sounded an exciting wolf whistle and thrown the casting net wide open to the general public. They are encouraging male pups between 15-20 years old to leave the pack and try to step into the sizeable shoes of Adult Wolfgang, Grant Bowler. Dust off your finest wife-beater and grab the hair gel – it’s time to cry wolf.
West Side Story co-creator James Griffin says that they are looking for “that person who embodies not only the teenage Wolfgang West, but also all that Wolf will become over the years to follow.” Contenders for the role of young Wolf must be Auckland based, available from late October to mid-December, and be comfortable filming during a full-moon.