November 12, 2013
Disney appeals for online auditions for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Producers are on the lookout for two new lead roles
Producers of the new Star Wars film are offering fans the chance to audition for two roles in the movie online.
Disney has invited actors to send in videos after hundreds of hopefuls missed out on open auditions in Bristol last Saturday (November 9). This comes despite the fact further open auditions are still to be held in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and London in the coming weeks. Actors have been asked to submit their audition through Cast It Talent's website.
Producers are looking to cast two lead roles for Star Wars: Episode VII - a "street smart" girl in her late teens and a "smart, capable" man in his early 20s.
Lucasfilm recently confirmed the release date of the new Episode VII movie on the official Star Wars website will be on December 18, 2015. Shooting is due to begin next Spring (2014) at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, the announcement added.
JJ Abrams is set to direct from a script he has co-written with Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). At present, plot details are unknown and no cast members have been confirmed.
Harrison Ford and fellow original stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are all expected to be returning, though Ford claimed he has "not quite made the choice" during a TV interview last month (October).
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