An open casting call for what purports to be a “major Disney movie” has gone out today through the Twitter account of casting agent Claire Curry. Although it has not been confirmed as such, Jedi News is reporting that the film in question is actually J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. If that proves to be the case, these two character descriptions could wind up being our leads for the heavily-anticipated fantasy adventure. The notice reads as follows:
SEEKING YOUNG WOMAN TO PLAY 17-18 YEAR OLD. MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, SMART AND ATHLETIC. OPEN TO ALL ETHNICITIES (INCLUDING BI AND MULTI RACIAL). MUST BE OVER 16.
RACHEL – Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way 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 fathers 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.
Bear in mind that, even if these roles are indeed for Star Wars, the details given in the bios may not fully pan out. After all, Abrams pulled a similar trick when auditioning the cast for Super 8.
If you’re in the UK and interested in auditioning, full details are available by clicking here.
Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could feature appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original “Star Wars” trilogy.