Thousands of hopefuls have been piling into London with the aim of being cast in the new “Star Wars” film during an open casting call in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The auditions are being held for the leading roles in the new sequel to the film and the producers are searching for a teenaged-girl and a young man. The auditions will move to Dublin,Glasgow, and other cities in the UK over the next week.
The roles include that of Rachel who is said to be a young woman who has lost her parents and has no other family. Rachel is 17 and is street smart and strong. The casting is for actresses over the age of 16 but look young enough to play a 17 or 18-year-old.
For the male role of Thomas actors must be at least 18 and can pass for someone between 19 and 23-years old. Thomas is said to be smart and capable but grew up without a dad and doesn’t have a strong sense of himself.
The film is set to star shooting in Spring 2014. The first sequel “Star Wars: Episode VII” is set for release in December 2015.
Harrison Ford is rumoured to be making a return for the new film although this has not been confirmed.