‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Casting Sheet Reveals New Characters!
Anyone who was on the internet in the years leading up to the first 'Star Wars' prequel is probably getting a strong sense of deja vu right now. There is no bigger movie event on the horizon than 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and so every morsel of detail, every tiny leak and every seemingly insignificant rumor is a cause for alarm/celebration/heated discussion. Today, fans have something new to chew on yet: a casting breakdown that describes some of the film's new characters. And this is the real deal.
The list initially came from Bleeding Cool and other sites have confirmed its accuracy.
This casting breakdown comes out of England, where open casting has officially begun. Naturally, the list doesn't go into specifics about any character, only going over physicality and overall demeanor. After all, this is intended to be used as a tool for the casting the team, actors and their agents. Anyone looking for confirmation that the Solo kids are the main characters in the film will probably be disappointed.
Here's the breakdown, which doesn't necessarily list the roles in order of importance or size:
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.
So there you go. Are you living in England? Are you an actor? Are you physically fit? If so, it looks like you stand a fairly strong chance of finding a place in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'
[Ed. note: The rumors that we've heard about a young female presence anchoring the new 'Star Wars' films appears to be true. Could the same rumors we've heard about Jennifer Lawrence also be true?]
With the film still a long two years away, expect every single angle of this production to get torn apart and examined and bickered over. This casting sheet is only the tip of the iceberg. What do you think? Does this get you more excited or are you jaded enough to wait for more solid details?