Apparently, there are Star Wars VII auditions going down in Europe. The Disney casting Twitter https://twitter.com/UKopencall is operational and publishing details for a part they are casting that interfaces with what we’ve heard from past casting calls rather well, at the same time extrapolating and giving more details than the past casting calls. If this is indeed for Star Wars VII, and it appears it probably is, our heroes are orphans, much like our Episode IV-VI heroes.
The BBC article states the casting call is using code names to obscure that the film is actually a Star Wars movie.
The part for the 17 year old woman reads:
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.
The part for the 19-23 year old male reads:
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.
It certainly correlates with past casting calls for Star Wars Episode VII.
Thanks to Star Wars Underworld for the heads up!
I’ve managed to confirm that Nina Gold and Disney will be holding a series of new Star Wars open casting sessions in cities across the UK. These will be for the lead role and a key supporting role in Episode VII.
Disney really did want to keep any association with Star Wars out of this one but I’ve got it locked in that, actually, this is all definitely to do with Episode VII.
They go on to say that the character code named Rachael is the lead role and Thomas is probably the second lead who gets all the funny jokes.
A little tidbit is also dropped about the writer shakeup:
Abrams and Kasdan appear to be reworking the flow a little, and will do some dialogue and character work, for sure, but the building blocks of story are staying pretty much untouched.
That makes sense to us outsiders who only know that the story is George Lucas’ and not Arndt’s. It was pretty telling who was making things up and who was not by the fact many said things like “Arndt’s story is being thrown out,” when it was never in fact Arndt’s story, but Lucas’.
What a day!
UPDATE: Star Wars Insider has confirmed it once again.
Update: The tweet has been deleted. Here is the text in case it disappears: