Down to him and someone else


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Dear All,

Jack had auditioned for this movie. Down to him and someone else. David Press at CAA told him he’d missed out. They went another direction. This was a lead in a major movie, Jack lost it.

I can see two variants of interpretation:
1) Only he and someone else were left (all the others have already passed through the audition);
2) He (and someone else) failed to pass the audition.
Probably there are some other variants.
Is any of mine correct? ("Fifty Grand" by Adrian McKinty)
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Auditions are competitive. People try out for a part and are eliminated one by one. He is saying that everyone else had been eliminated, and Jack and someone else were left: it was "down to Jack and someone else." In the end, Jack didn't get it.
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