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Casting Call Out for Netflix's "Rez Ball"


January 30, 2023

NBA star Lebron James will partner with co-producer Sterlin Harjo (Seminole) and director Sydney Freeland (Navajo) to present 'Rez Ball,' a coming-of-age drama about a Native high school basketball team. (Photos: James/Wikipedia, Harjo/Native News Online, Freeland/Netflix)

Midthunder Casting has announced a casting call for Native American males and females to play high school basketball players in Netflix's feature film Rez Ball.

The film was written by Reservation Dogs co-creator Sterlin Harjo (Seminole), who is teaming with NBA all-star LeBron James and writer/director Sydney Freeland (Dine) to produce the film.

The drama will portray the fictional Chuska Warriors, a Native American high school basketball team from Chuska, New Mexico, that must band together after losing their star player if they want to keep their quest for a state championship alive, according to the series' description. Rez Ball has been described as "an all-American underdog story about Navajo kids and coaches told from the inside-out."

Applicants must be 18-years-old or older to apply. Actors will be paid. .

To apply, email the following information to



Phone number

Email address

Location (City and state; reservation or community)

Tribal enrollment or affiliation (optional)

Basketball experience

Recent photos

Your availability from March until June 2023

In the subject line, applicants are asked to write: "First & Last Name - Rez Ball Player."


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