'Star Wars: Episode 9': How To Audition for a Speaking Role

Star Wars: Episode IX is now ramping up production and casting directors are now casting speaking roles.

According to IMDB, the new Star Wars movie is now casting actors to appear in the film. Mary Gail Artz is credited as the casting director on the project. Mary Gail Artz is credited for casting some of the biggest movies including Spider-Man: Far From Home, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Cradle 2 the Grave and White Out.

The upcoming Star Wars movie is big; casting directors are mostly contacting actors to work on the film through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming Star Wars film, contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

About Star Wars: Episode 9:

Star Wars Premiere TeeRoar /

Filming is set to begin in July 2018. Initially, Disney had intended for the movie to be released in December, as with the other sequel films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but then moved the release date to May 24, 2019, a time frame more common to Star Wars releases before the Disney purchase. However, after Abrams took over the movie from Colin Trevorrow, the movie’s release date was moved back to the winter holiday season. The film is now scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019.

On January 10, 2018, it was reported that John Williams would return to compose and conduct the music for Episode IX. The next month, Williams confirmed Episode IX would be the last Star Wars film music he will be arranging.

On July 6, 2018, it was reported that Keri Russell was in early talks for a role in the movie. A few days later, The Hollywood Reporter said that Billy Dee Williams was confirmed to reprise the role of Lando Calrissian.

Related: What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.