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Have Super 8's Heroes Been Revealed?

Will JJ Abrams' tribute to Steven Spielberg be more Goonies than Close Encounters or Jaws? A new casting call may introduce Super 8's cast of characters.

/Film noticed a recent casting call released from Paramount Pictures for an un-named movie, and thinks that it may be for the leads in Abrams' mysterious movie. Considering that each character sounds as if they could've stepped out of ET or The Goonies, they may be right. Are these the heroes of Super 8?

JOSH: Male 13-14. Josh is cute, but could be on the scrawny side – definitely not the school jock. Loveable, empathetic, smart and interesting. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.

COLLIN: Male 13-14. Slightly, or more than slightly, overweight. Collin is confident, driven, optimistic and a natural leader. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.

NATALIE: Female 13-14. A natural beauty – she is stunning, but not the “cheerleader” type. Strong and confident, but has an underlying sadness. Should have a Midwestern feel.

The more I learn about this movie, the more cautiously optimistic I become.

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