Bizarre casting call for Lord of the Rings TV series

A talent agency has released a bizarre casting call for "funky looking" Kiwis to feature in the Lord of The Rings television series.

BGT Actors Models & Talent has urged Kiwis to "tag a friend" who may be interested to work on the set, but they are not looking for any average Joe.

The agency said it was looking for "unusual" looking people who have great availability, can live in Auckland and have the rights to work in New Zealand.

"Do you have an overbite, face burns, long skinny limbs, deep cheekbones, lines on your face, acne scars, ears that stick out, bulbous or interesting noses, small eyes, big eyes, Skinny faces, missing bones?" the agency asked.

For those who are "funky looking", the agency has asked them to send a clear photo of themselves without makeup on with their phone number.

Email if interested.

After sharing the post on local Facebook pages, many have jokingly tagged their friends — that obviously don't fit the bill.

An image from Amazon's Lord of the Rings teaser. Photo: YouTube
An image from Amazon's Lord of the Rings teaser. Photo: YouTube
Amazon's giant Lord of the Rings shoot is set to resume in West Auckland next month, an insider earlier told the Herald.

The same person tipped the suspension of production on March 15 due to the pandemic, leaving hundreds of cast members and crew stranded in Auckland as the hiatus turned into a multi-month layover.

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