More ‘Damsels in Distress’ casting details at IMDb

The IMDb page for Damsels in Distress has been updated with more complete credits for the film.

Greta Gerwig still isn’t listed, despite previously announcing her casting, and Adam Brody still has no character name (he’ll be “Charlie/Fred”). But, on top of the other half-a-dozen names we now also have the following (again, with the character descriptions from the June casting call):

Lead roles

Analeigh Tipton
Analeigh Tipton

Analeigh Tipton – Lily

Female, about 19 years old, Caucasian, a transfer student, pretty but sad, Lily arrives at Seven Oaks University as a sophomore, and is instantly adopted by Violet’s charming, eccentric clique of stylish but possibly quite mad students. A reasonably normal girl, Lily is fascinated by Violet’s leadership and by their core values, many of which appear to derive from the late lamented Zelda Fitzgerald. A man magnet, Lily is wooed by both the smooth young business type Charlie and her just-friends grad student dreamboat Tom, whose mode of courtly love intersects poorly with Lily’s own desires.

Jermaine Crawford
Jermaine Crawford

Jermaine Crawford – Jimbo

Male, about 19 or 20, any ethnicity, a gawky male student whose name is Jim Bose but whose nickname is “Jimbo,” he comes into the Suicide Prevention Center where he is mistakenly identified as being suicidal and given a donut. In fact, he’s worried about Priss, a pretty girl in his dorm. Pulled into Violet’s circle of friends, Jimbo joins Violet’s dance cult while pining for Rose , even though he’s not particularly depressed or suicidal.

Hugo Becker
Hugo Becker

Hugo Becker – Tom

Male, late 20s, Caucasian, a dreamboat grad student at Seven Oaks, Tom is dating Alice but befriends Lily — so much so that Alice is correctly convinced that Tom is after Lily. Soon after he begins dating her, Tom earnestly confesses that he follows the teachings of the medieval Cathar heresy and can only have non-procreative sex in a way Lily finds distinctly uncomfortable – a fact that ultimately leads to a painful rift between them. Unhappy to lose her and disillusioned with Catharism, Tom tries to get her back.

Carrie MacLemore
Carrie MacLemore

Carrie MacLemore – Heather

Female, about 19 years old. Cute and insipid, Heather is the fourth member of the band. The least flamboyant member of the quartet of fast friends, Heather is attracted to Thor, a rather dim member of the D.U. fraternity (famous for men who are neither smart nor good-looking, except Thor). Heather becomes deeply involved with Thor’s unique form of color disability – skipping kindergarten, he never learned the proper names for all the various colors – she soon finds herself playing Annie Sullivan to Thor’s color-disabled Helen Keller.

Ryan Metcalf
Ryan Metcalf

Ryan Metcalf – Frank

Male, Caucasian, about 19 or 20 years old, Violet’s boyfriend, with notably blue eyes, he’s a dim D.U. guy with a rather limited worldview. Frank is introduced to Priss, and soon is found in an enthusiastic clinch with her. Later dumped by the volatile Priss, Frank returns to apologize to Violet and to plead for the return of his bean-ball.

Day players

Colleen Dengel – Coed / Suzanne

COED College-age female, any ethnicity, at a seminar, she lists Margaret Sanger as one of her personal heroines.

Aja Naomi King – Positive Polly

College-age female, any ethnicity, A much more upbeat neighbor in Violet’s dorm, she enjoys Violet’s tap dancing.

Jonnie Brown – Highway Worker 2

Two guys, any ethnicities, 30s – late 40s, A pair of highway groundsmen on break, they drink coffee at the local diner and talk ominously about the recent rash of suicides on the highway.

Moe Hindi – College Student

(There’s no description of a College Student in the casting call.)

Hardy Winburn – Grungy Student

(There’s no description of a Grungy Student in the casting call.)

Kate Hetzer – College Student

(There’s no description of a College Student in the casting call.)

Thanks to John Marzan for the tip.

5 thoughts on “More ‘Damsels in Distress’ casting details at IMDb

  1. I would like to see Carolyn Farina in this one. Im still a huge fan and hope to see her in this one.

  2. I still don’t understand what’s so great about Chris Eigeman. Don’t get me wrong I thought he was okay in Metropolitan, then pretty much played the same part the other few times he was in films. A spoiled wise guy type just doesn’t appeal to me. Besides he, like the rest of his Metropolitan crew did not make it in Hollywood. The average guy in the U.S. does not know who he is. I don’t know why someone made that comment on him becoming “successful” when the others didn’t.

    I did enjoy Metropolitan however, I just felt more for the other characters than I did for Mr. Eigeman’s

  3. there were a few college students there for a toga party scene but they never gave me a credit for it!!!!

  4. To Shya,
    The best movie to see Eigman’s genius is Barcelona. Personally I think he was the best one in Metropolitan, but he really shown in Barcelona, IMHO.

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