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Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Call Leaks
If you're young, fit and talented, get your CVs to Disney

19 June 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Bleeding Cool

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If you're waiting desperately for the casting announcements to begin for Star Wars: Episode VII, you may soon be in luck. A casting call for the film has gone out to agencies, and it lists seven character types that J.J. Abrams and his team are trying to fill for what are, reportedly, leading roles. Here are the sort of people they're after for these seven parts.

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.

Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.

A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.

Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

Forty something male, fit, military type.

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

What can we conclude from this? Well, very little, but it does lend itself to wild speculation. There have been rumours that Michael Arndt's script has a female protagonist, which this does not contradict - although Bleeding Cool, who originally picked up the call, notes that this is not necessarily credit order, so that first role doesn't necessarily correspond to Luke Skywalker.

The calls for a cast that is largely "fit" makes it a safe call that there will be action, in case that were ever in doubt, and while we're wildly speculating it looks like any romance will be between very young women and slightly older men. There's no mention of prosthetics or performance capture here, so for the moment let's assume that these people are all playing human-looking beings rather than more alien / droid types.

What else can you glean from these brief descriptions? And who do you think would fit? Let us know in the comments below.

 


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Your Comments

Well....
How about 52yrs Fit and Talented? AND I look younger! hehe :P More

Posted by Pizzaman at 02:34 on 05 August 2013 | Report This Post

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L: sifter132 OK I'll give it a go... Kaley Cuoco - Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit. Daniel Radcliffe - Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking. Alex Pettyfer - A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident. Robert De Niro - Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit. Keira Knightley - A second young female, also late teens, tough, smar More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 12:41 on 29 June 2013 | Report This Post

Seventy-something male...
...Han's cousin from the expanded universe, Thrackan? More

Posted by mmichaelc at 13:38 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

New starwars
There is no Jedi or sith,this going to be an original story, More

Posted by paulmitchell at 21:22 on 21 June 2013 | Report This Post

The force is strong in this one!
I am Star Wars biggest fan (still have the figures). I'm 40 but look younger. Would be perfect for almost any role in a Star Wars movie. More

Posted by VadersudeR at 19:36 on 21 June 2013 | Report This Post

Oh maaaaan
How to apply? which of agencies are auditioning? the tite goes "send your cvs to disney" - how's possible? More

Posted by rafal at 12:22 on 21 June 2013 | Report This Post

OK I'll give it a go... Kaley Cuoco - Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit. Daniel Radcliffe - Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking. Alex Pettyfer - A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident. Robert De Niro - Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit. Keira Knightley - A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit. More

Posted by sifter132 at 00:44 on 21 June 2013 | Report This Post

Shailene Woodley for the lead perhaps?
to make up for her rubbish day. But I think Star Wars ought to be for newcomers, for tradition's sake and because the name sells the movie on its own. I'm sure Abrams and Kennedy know that. Let's perhaps not fill the galaxy far, far away up with white people overmuch too More

Posted by bleugh07 at 23:41 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Gazzabrook If these are Jedi I'm struggling to see how the older characters fit, I mean the council (which was my frist thought) should just be Luke and Leia and a few younger media masters trained by Luke and Leia, obviously all this depends on how many years after episode six we are going ... ell, I assume some of them are the villains, which would make sense (older generals etc. trying to form a new Empire maybe). More

Posted by Rebel scum at 22:33 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

If these are Jedi I'm struggling to see how the older characters fit, I mean the council (which was my frist thought) should just be Luke and Leia and a few younger media masters trained by Luke and Leia, obviously all this depends on how many years after episode six we are going ... More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 18:56 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

Hmmm
Can act... would be handy to have after each of these More

Posted by JudgeDeath666 at 18:38 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

If these are Jedi I'm struggling to see how the older characters fit, I mean the council (which was my frist thought) should just be Luke and Leia and a few younger media masters trained by Luke and Leia, obviously all this depends on how many years after episode six we are going ... More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 18:36 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

No one cares
........pffft...... More

Posted by Gram Woods at 17:55 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post


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