ABC Family, which, in a rebranding effort, will change its name to Freeform in January, 2016, has announced an open online casting call for a preteen girl to play the young Nicki Minaj in the upcoming sitcom about the rapper’s life.
Per the call, a girl between the ages of 11 and 13 is sought.
Audition materials and information can be found on the Disney Applause app – the app that lets you submit your photos and videos to Disney and Star Wars contests and sweepstakes, which is available on your phone or tablet. So look for it in whatever app store goes with your devices operating system.
The deadline to apply is November 15, so you’ve got about 2 weeks.
Nicki Minaj will executive produce the new scripted comedy series for Freeform, that she will also appear in, it was announced 2 months ago. The comedy will shoot in her hometown of Queens, New York this winter.
The half-hour series is based on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’s. It will focus on her growing up in Queens with her vibrant family and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
Kate Angelo (“Sex Tape,” “Will and Grace,” “Bernie Mac”) penned the pilot and will write and executive produce the series. Minaj, Aaron Kaplan (“Life in Pieces,” “Chasing Life, and “Divorce”), Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (“Boss”), and Gee Roberson will also serve as executive producers.