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Official casting call for three leads in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII

09.06.2013

I keep hearing that we're suppose to be getting a casting announcement soon for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, but until then we're stuck with rumors, speculation and (most of the time) straight up B.S. At least this news from Showbiz411 seems a little more legit: according to the site a casting call has gone out in New York City for three leads in the upcoming film. Well, actually the casting sheet is for an "Untitled Studio Feature" but the director is J.J. Abrams and the studio is Disney so...yeah, it's for STAR WARS EPISODE VII:

[YOUNG MAN] Early 20s. Handsome, but not necessarily heroic. He is witty and smart. Physically fit.

[MAN] Late 20s. Physically fit, handsome and confident.

[YOUNG WOMAN] Late teens. Physically fit, raw energy, independent and with a great sense of humor.

If the casting call sounds familiar it's because it looks like three of the characters (although with slightly different descriptions) were on this casting sheet that surfaced back in June:

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 demeanor. Also doesn't 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. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

Does this mean Abrams has found people for the four other roles listed above? And although it has been denied, is/was Benedict Cumberbatch up for one of the parts? I probably sound like a broken record, but there should be some official news soon for the new STAR WARS film.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is set to hit theaters sometime in 2015.

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Extra Tidbit: Which characters do you think are being described in the casting call?
Source: Showbiz411

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12:43AM on 09/07/2013
Presumably white people?
Presumably white people?
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4:20PM on 09/06/2013
Why are their kids so young? Shouldn't they all either be in their late twenties or even early thirties?
Why are their kids so young? Shouldn't they all either be in their late twenties or even early thirties?
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3:07PM on 09/06/2013
Those new three sounds like they could be ObiWan, Annakin and Ahsoka....or somebody like them.
Those new three sounds like they could be ObiWan, Annakin and Ahsoka....or somebody like them.
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2:01PM on 09/06/2013
I dont get this. Why is everyone up in arms about the description of the leads?

This wasn't going to be about casting fan boys in the movie. Sorry to burst everyones bubble about living out your dream of being in Star Wars, but reality is no one wants to see the portly/slightly over weight jedi who struggles to keep his pants up and has been living in his parent's basement for the past 4 years. Everyone needs to relax and stop complaining until you actually have something to complain
I dont get this. Why is everyone up in arms about the description of the leads?

This wasn't going to be about casting fan boys in the movie. Sorry to burst everyones bubble about living out your dream of being in Star Wars, but reality is no one wants to see the portly/slightly over weight jedi who struggles to keep his pants up and has been living in his parent's basement for the past 4 years. Everyone needs to relax and stop complaining until you actually have something to complain about.
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4:03PM on 09/06/2013
Uh...I would totally watch that film.
Uh...I would totally watch that film.
6:45PM on 09/06/2013
I'll have you know that I live on the second level of my parent's house.
I'll have you know that I live on the second level of my parent's house.
5:11PM on 09/07/2013
Don't you pay attention to movie news? As a paying theater goer we are all entitled to make executive decisions on any film we have supported. If they don't leave the casting decisions up to the fans how will we ensure that Justin Bieber won't get cast as Jacen Solo?
Don't you pay attention to movie news? As a paying theater goer we are all entitled to make executive decisions on any film we have supported. If they don't leave the casting decisions up to the fans how will we ensure that Justin Bieber won't get cast as Jacen Solo?
1:19PM on 09/06/2013

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Neither physically fit, or particularly handsome.
So I guess I'm out.
Shiet.
Neither physically fit, or particularly handsome.
So I guess I'm out.
Shiet.
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1:18PM on 09/06/2013

Are some of you offended?

I don't understand the issues with them including the description a the male lead being "handsome". Would you guys prefer a mediocre or completely ugly male lead?
I don't understand the issues with them including the description a the male lead being "handsome". Would you guys prefer a mediocre or completely ugly male lead?
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1:20PM on 09/06/2013
Mark Hamill wasn't particularly handsome, especially after wrecking his car.
Mark Hamill wasn't particularly handsome, especially after wrecking his car.
1:29PM on 09/06/2013
Ya know Ray, you sound like a fucking prick. Good job on creating a profile and then deleting it just so you can make a douchebag comment.
Ya know Ray, you sound like a fucking prick. Good job on creating a profile and then deleting it just so you can make a douchebag comment.
1:30PM on 09/06/2013
The movie had already started shooting so I doubt they would have recasted him. Besides, we had Harrison Ford who was often looked at as the pretty face of the original saga.
The movie had already started shooting so I doubt they would have recasted him. Besides, we had Harrison Ford who was often looked at as the pretty face of the original saga.
12:36PM on 09/06/2013
Star Wars.....or Jersey Shore the movie..... Not that I'm prejudicial against pretty boys or anything, but shouldn't it he based more on acting talent? Hayden Christiansen kinda fit that description & didn't really pay off in the acting department.
Star Wars.....or Jersey Shore the movie..... Not that I'm prejudicial against pretty boys or anything, but shouldn't it he based more on acting talent? Hayden Christiansen kinda fit that description & didn't really pay off in the acting department.
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12:26PM on 09/06/2013
Shwew! Great news. I really thought not saving that busload of kids was going to hurt my chances.
Shwew! Great news. I really thought not saving that busload of kids was going to hurt my chances.
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12:09PM on 09/06/2013

Douchebag casting call

must look like you take steroids should've been the fine print.
must look like you take steroids should've been the fine print.
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12:05PM on 09/06/2013

Uh..

So, Steve Buschemi need not apply?
So, Steve Buschemi need not apply?
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11:57AM on 09/06/2013

Ah, to be young and handsome.......

Don't make me hate you Abrams.
Don't make me hate you Abrams.
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11:56AM on 09/06/2013
Hopefully these guidelines are to throw off speculation. because I don't want another pretty boy as the main character. Would like actors/actresses with some character and depth. Casting call feels like something the WB would put out for their crap teeny series
Hopefully these guidelines are to throw off speculation. because I don't want another pretty boy as the main character. Would like actors/actresses with some character and depth. Casting call feels like something the WB would put out for their crap teeny series
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10:18AM on 09/06/2013
I have a feeling that whoever is casted for anything in this film first will have a huge backlash. Despite being credible or not.

Or the backlash will be like the casting for 50 Shades of Grey. Total chaos to us Star Wars fans.
I have a feeling that whoever is casted for anything in this film first will have a huge backlash. Despite being credible or not.

Or the backlash will be like the casting for 50 Shades of Grey. Total chaos to us Star Wars fans.
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10:03AM on 09/06/2013

Ummm....

"If the casting call sounds familiar it's because it looks like..." the character descriptions for Luke, Han and Leia? Why didn't they just say that. "Need new Luke, Han and Leia. But they're TOTALLY not going to be their kids or anything."
"If the casting call sounds familiar it's because it looks like..." the character descriptions for Luke, Han and Leia? Why didn't they just say that. "Need new Luke, Han and Leia. But they're TOTALLY not going to be their kids or anything."
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9:12AM on 09/06/2013
"Handsome, but not necessarily heroic"
So only handsome people are heroic?!
"Handsome, but not necessarily heroic"
So only handsome people are heroic?!
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9:06AM on 09/06/2013

I mean, this is obviously...

the Skywalker/Solo kids correct? I've never read any stories beyond the films. Is this known already? I may be out of the loop.
the Skywalker/Solo kids correct? I've never read any stories beyond the films. Is this known already? I may be out of the loop.
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11:48AM on 09/06/2013
Solo kids = Jaina and Jacen (twins, age 19) and Anakin (age 17).
Skywalker kid = Ben (age 2).

I mention the ages only for comparison purposes, of course it can be anything.
The casting call doesn't sound like those kids.
Maybe some other jedi kids ?
Or maybe they just don't care about the Expanded Universe... which would be a shame to me.
Solo kids = Jaina and Jacen (twins, age 19) and Anakin (age 17).
Skywalker kid = Ben (age 2).

I mention the ages only for comparison purposes, of course it can be anything.
The casting call doesn't sound like those kids.
Maybe some other jedi kids ?
Or maybe they just don't care about the Expanded Universe... which would be a shame to me.
8:53AM on 09/06/2013
"witty and smart"
"great sense of humor"

Even this casting call better understands Star Wars than the prequels did.
"witty and smart"
"great sense of humor"

Even this casting call better understands Star Wars than the prequels did.
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8:49AM on 09/06/2013
Hammydict Cumberbatch for nothing, ever. What an overrated piece of shit actor.
Hammydict Cumberbatch for nothing, ever. What an overrated piece of shit actor.
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8:26AM on 09/06/2013
Judging from those "fit, athletic, handsome" casting calls, Jabba won't be in the movie. :P
Judging from those "fit, athletic, handsome" casting calls, Jabba won't be in the movie. :P
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8:09AM on 09/06/2013
And for the villain "male, late 30s, looks very much like Benedict Cumberbatch."
And for the villain "male, late 30s, looks very much like Benedict Cumberbatch."
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7:58AM on 09/06/2013
As long as they're handsome and fit then.

Couldn't have anyone who's unique or even just regular looking or anything.
As long as they're handsome and fit then.

Couldn't have anyone who's unique or even just regular looking or anything.
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11:40AM on 09/06/2013
This is Hollywood. Get use to it.
This is Hollywood. Get use to it.
12:58PM on 09/06/2013
Does this mean they can no longer cast Mark Hamill in his own franchise?
Does this mean they can no longer cast Mark Hamill in his own franchise?
1:22PM on 09/06/2013
This ^
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