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Chicago casting call confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' roles

By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol

RedEye

3:00 PM EST, November 7, 2013

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A Nov. 14 Disney casting call in Chicago is definitely for two roles in "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is set to be released in 2015, Lucasfilm confirmed with RedEye on Friday.

So, if you match the descriptions below, you might just be headed to a galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm stresses that Disney is conducting an international search only for the two roles below and no other parts in the film. Hopefuls must be women 17 or 18 years old, and men between the ages of 19 and 23.

"'Star Wars' has a long tradition of casting new talent, and it would be great if that unknown talent was found in Chicago," a Lucasfilm publicist wrote in an email.

Veteran casting agent Maryellen Aviano ("The Hangover III," "Man Of Steel") will be on hand for the Chicago casting call between 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Park West Theatre, 322 W. Armitage Ave.

You must match the following descriptions listed by Cast It Systems at opencastingcall2013.com. No other actors will be considered.

Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).

Rachel:
Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to maker her way alone 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.

Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.

Thomas:
Has grown up without a father's 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.

Shooting on the "Star Wars" film is supposed to begin at Pinewood Studios outside London in spring 2014. On Thursday, Lucasfilm and Disney announced the official opening date: Dec. 18, 2015.

There have been some shakeups behind the scenes; original writer Michael Arndt has been replaced by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

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