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Dublin Open Casting for Disney Blockbuster, Believed to be ‘Star Wars Episode VII’, this Nov 23 & 24
06 Nov 2013 :
Luke, Leia and Han set to return for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.
An open casting call by Disney- widely believed to be for roles in the upcoming 'Star Wars Episode VII' - will take place in Dublin, 23rd and 24th November, at Filmbase on Temple Bar's Curved Street.

Only a year after the announcement that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm in a $4.05 billion deal and declared plans to begin production on an all-new trilogy of the hugely popular sci-fi franchise, an open casting call has been published online here calling for two young leads, male and female.

The project remains unnamed, merely called a ‘major Hollywood movie’ but given the timing and Disney’s involvement, the production is likely to be ‘Star Wars Episode VII’.

Initially tweeted by Claire Curry of UK Open Call, the casting sheet calls for a young female, 17-18, ‘street smart and strong who is always a survivor, never a victim’ and a young male, 19-23, who is ‘smart, capable and understands you can't take life too seriously’.

All applicants for the female role, 'Rachel', must be over 16, while those auditioning to play 'Thomas' must be over 18.

‘Star Wars’ has a history of casting unknowns in leading roles - as was the case for Mark Hamill when he landed the role of Luke Skywalker.

Lucasfilm and Disney have declined to comment on the casting call, but principal photography on the new trilogy is expected to begin at London's Pinewood Studios in early 2014.

'Star Trek' director J.J. Abrams will direct and is currently working on the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan (‘The Empire Strikes Back’), based on a script developed by Michael Arndt (‘Toy Story 3, 'Little Miss Sunshine').

Open casting calls are also taking place in the UK in Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and London, before coming to Dublin on 23rd and 24th November.

All auditioning are asked to bring a headshot, though it need not be of professional quality.

Dates: November 23rd & 24th.
Venue: Filmbase, Curved St, Dublin 2.
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm



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