“Surviving high school is tough enough, but try doing it as a six-foot-tall girl who can’t go a day without feeling like an outcast, always being asked, ‘How’s the weather up there?’.”
Netflix’s newest show is going to relate to a lot of Irish girls who were taller than most of their male friends and even their teachers in secondary school.
The 2019 Netflix original live action comedy film ‘Tall Girl’ will follow a 16 year old who must embrace what makes her different and be proud to stand out, not fit in.
Tall Girl explores the nuanced and delicate relationships that make high school challenging, frustrating, memorable, and uplifting.
Netflix announced that the producers of the film are currently in search of tall girls from all over the world to audition for the part of the female lead: 16 year old Jodi, who – at more than six feet tall – has to go above and beyond to survive high school while struggling with the constant label of being her school’s tall girl.
Auditions are open to girls on a worldwide basis who are 5’10” or taller and between the ages of 13 and 21 years old.
“At Netflix we are committed to being a platform where tweens can find movies that inspire and empower them. One of the many reasons we’re excited to make Tall Girl is the refreshing way it speaks to this audience with humour and heart about embracing what makes them different and special using height as a framing device,” added Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family at Netflix.
Irish girls who want to audition can visit www.tallgirlcasting.com and submit an application between November 5, 2018 and November 21, 2018.
Tall Girl will begin shooting in January of 2019.