Sunday 24 September 2017

Star Wars director to offer lucky fan a cameo role for upcoming film

JJ Abrams announced the cameo opportunity in Abu Dhabi while shooting Episode VII.
JJ Abrams announced the cameo opportunity in Abu Dhabi while shooting Episode VII.

In news that will delight the legions of Star Wars fanatics worldwide, director JJ Abrams has announced he is offering one lucky fan a cameo appearance on the upcoming film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently shooting in the United Arab Emirates, the seventh instalment of the galactic franchise, but the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will come at a cost.

The competition is part of the new Star Wars: Force for Change initiative, which has seen the Star Wars producers team up with the children's charity Unicef.

Abrams and his team are asking fans to make a financial contribution to the charity in return for entry to the prize draw, to win the filming experience.

The winner will also get a behind-the-scenes access and opportunities to meet some of the cast.

Abrams launched the competition in a video, shot on the set in Abu Dhabi.

"It's surreal to be here, in this amazing place with these incredible people, working on this film," he said.

"Like a lot of people, I've been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid, so it's truly a surreal thing to be working on this movie. I can't believe it."

He added: "We're so grateful to all the Star Wars fans out there for their support and their patience that we would like you to be part of the fun here.”

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