The Great Gatsby -- computer game Job # 19545

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Job # 19545 The Great Gatsby -- computer game

Posted Date
Mar 9, 2010 @ 19:03
Respond By
Mar 15, 2010
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range

Job Description

We need voiceover for a casual computer game based on the iconic novel, The Great Gatsby. Familiarity with the novel is a huge plus. The story is set in Long Island and Manhattan in the early 1920s. No accents are necessary but a slight formality of speech (appropriate for the era) for Tom, Daisy, Nick, Jordan and Gatsby is ideal.

We are casting for the following roles. All characters are in their mid-20s or thereabouts. (Descriptions courtesy of sparknotes.)

Nick: The novel’s narrator, Nick is a young man from Minnesota who, after being educated at Yale and fighting in World War I, goes to New York City to learn the bond business. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, Nick often serves as a confidant for those with troubling secrets.

Daisy Buchanan: Nick’s cousin, and the woman Gatsby loves. Daisy lives with Tom (her husband) across from Gatsby in the fashionable East Egg district of Long Island. She is sardonic and somewhat cynical, and behaves superficially to mask her pain at her husband’s constant infidelity.

Tom Buchanan: Daisy’s immensely wealthy husband, once a member of Nick’s social club at Yale. Powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, Tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully. His social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism, and he never even considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him.

Jordan Baker: Daisy’s friend, a woman with whom Nick becomes romantically involved during the course of the novel. A competitive golfer, Jordan represents one of the “new women” of the 1920s—cynical, boyish, and self-centered.

Jay Gatsby: The title character and protagonist of the novel, Gatsby is a fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in West Egg. He is famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knows where he comes from, what he does, or how he made his fortune.

George Wilson: Myrtle’s husband, the lifeless, exhausted owner of a run-down auto shop at the edge of the valley of ashes.

Myrtle Wilson: Tom’s lover, whose lifeless husband George owns a run-down garage in the valley of ashes. Myrtle herself possesses a fierce vitality and desperately looks for a way to improve her situation.

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