NZ Organic Wine Awards: 'Sustainable Vineyard of the Year 2024' plus 2 Gold and 2 Silver Medals. Full details

Casting Update

Unavoidable omissions.

We have had numerous enquiries re. the casting of Hello Chook. Look, we had a limited budget here, but believe us we tried to cast the best chickens available. Here are a few who we could not persuade to join us for one reason or another ... Meg Ryan -- Busy. On another Chick Flick elsewhere.

Jeff Goldblum -- Busy. His agent would not answer our calls. Instead looking for bugs in the orchard.

Lord Julian Fellowes -- Too difficult. Insisted on wearing ermine. Very disturbing to other chickens (ermine prey on chickens). Besides, only feathers specified by designer.

Robert Redford -- Passed. Agent called our indie cred into doubt: “Too mainstream."

Susan Sarandon -- Chicken rehab.

Steven Weber -- Failed medical. Mad.

Robert de Niro -- Don’t be silly. There is no chicken called Robert de Niro.

Erratum: We have consulted with Casting, and in fact we were wrong. The fabulous hen Susan Sarandon made it out of Chicken Rehab to make an appearance – stunning as always. Unfortunately we understand there has been a temporary relapse, and she has checked herself back into care. We wish her well as soon as possible.

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