"I'm sorry Mr. Cavill, but we're looking for someone else."
That's what Man of Steel star might be hearing when he learns that CBS has put out a call to find what looks to be a "square jawed" man to play Superman's body double in the forthcoming Supergirl television series from CBS. Prominent Hollywood casting website ProjectCasting has posted two open calls, one for Superman's body double the other for infant twins.
Here's the listing for Superman:
We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero –
You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several day during March.
This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.
You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed and have a ripped physique.
You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to ChrisBSubmissions@centralcasting.com – in the subject line write SUPERMAN
Why they're looking for a "body double" and not an actor for the role directly remains to be seen.
The second casting, for the infant twins, hints at possibly showing perhaps Supergirl and another child in a flashback scene. Here is that:
We are looking for Caucasian, 6-9 month old Identical Twins Boys and Identical Twin Girls for a new CBS TV Pilot. They must have a current entertainment work permit. This will work during the March. Send photos, age, contact info , a copy of permit to ChrisBsubmissions@centralcasting.com – in the subject line write TWIN BOYS OR TWIN GIRLS depending on who’s be submitted.
Supergirl is in development for Fall 2015.