[Update] Disney’s ‘Star Wars Episode 7’ Open Casting Call for Two Lead Roles in the US, United Kingdom and Ireland

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Disney Pictures has recently announced a casting call in the UK and Ireland for two lead roles in the new Star Wars Episode VII, feature film directed by the legendary JJ Abrams.

BBC first reported the casting call for the Star Wars franchise.

The Open Casting Call starts this weekend in Bristol, followed by Glasgow and Manchester the following weekend and Dublin and London the weekend after that.

UPDATE: Casting directors will also be holding open casting calls throughout the United States. 

The producers are looking for a male aged 19-23 and a female aged 17-18.

The female role is described as street smart and strong.

“Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking what she can do to move ahead,” the casting call notice states.

The male character has grown up without a father’s influence, according to the casting note.

“Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this he is smart, capable and shows courage when needed.”

The characters are called “Rachel” and “Thomas” on the casting sheet but it is understood that these are unlikely to be the names of the characters in the completed film.

The casting call was announced via the Twitter account @UKopencall and can also be found on this Facebook page.

See the casting call flyer below for more details:

Star Wars Episode 7 Casting Call Flyer

Update November 6, 2013:

UPDATE: Casting directors will also be holding open casting calls throughout the United States. 

FuriousFanboys.com was the first website to announce the U.S. Casting Call for Star Wars Episode 7. See the following Casting Call information below for more details and role description.

STAR WARS EPISODE 7 US Open Casting Call Information

Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 Years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).

RACHEL:

Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to maker her way alone in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17 she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by.

Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.

Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.

THOMAS:

Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.

MEET & GREET WITH CASTING DIRECTOR MARYELLEN AVIANO

Recent Credits Include: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Inception, Transformers 1-4, Man Of Steel, Oz The Great And Powerful, The Avengers,
Hangover Part III and Django Unchained

If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you!!!

IN PERSON MEET & GREET SCHEDULE:

  • November 7, 2013
    Ramada – Minneapolis Airport Mall
    2300 E. American Blvd.
    Bloomington, MN 55425
    3pm – 8pm
  • November 10, 2013
    Sheraton – St. Louis City Center Hotel
    400 S. 14th St.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    12pm – 5pm
  • November 14, 2013
    Park West Theatre
    322 W. Armitage Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60614
    3pm – 8pm
  • November 17, 2013
    Somerset Inn
    2601 W. Big Beaver Rd.
    Troy, MI 48084
    12pm – 5pm
  • November 22, 2013
    Hilton – Austin
    500 E. 4th St.
    Austin, TX 78701
    3pm – 8pm
  • November 24, 2013
    Sheraton – Nashville Downtown
    623 Union St.
    Nashville, TN 37219
    12pm – 5pm

If you are unable to make it to the open casting call, you can submit your information via e-mail. Visit www.OpenCastingCall2013.comfor more details.