Sunday 22 October 2017

Wannabes queue for Star Wars roles

Wannabe film stars have queued in the rain to audition for two roles in the forthcoming Star Wars movie
Wannabe film stars have queued in the rain to audition for two roles in the forthcoming Star Wars movie

Young sci-fi fans and wannabe film stars queued for hours in the rain for a chance to be cast in the new Star Wars movie.

The franchise is to be revived with a seventh film due to go into production next year directed by Star Trek film-maker JJ Abrams, for release in 2015.

Auditions began today in Bristol - the first of several sessions across the country - for the casting of two characters which fans believe could be for the next episode of the series created by George Lucas.

Film company Disney, which bought production company Lucasfilm a year ago, is looking to fill the roles for a ''major Hollywood movie''.

It is searching for a ''street smart'' actress over 16 and a ''smart, capable'' 18-plus male, with both expected to be attractive and athletic.

Filming for the Star Wars movie is due to take place in the UK.

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