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Star Wars adds Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen to its casting line-up

Jul. 6, 2014by:

Casting for a Star Wars film is a tricky thing, because it's mostly about choosing the right people over the popular ones. Sure, there have been a few misfires, but even the seasoned actors may show a bit of a struggle. As Harrison Ford has said, "George, you can type this shit, but you sure can't say it!". Here's hoping that the newest cast members of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII have no problem in that department!

Joining the cast will be Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen. Clarke is a newcomer who'll be seen acting alongside Pierce Brosnan in THE MOON AND THE SUN, which is scheduled for a 2015 release, before STAR WARS: EPISODE VII hits theaters. Pip Andersen, on the other hand, has been seen showing off his atheltic prowess via MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge.

Producer Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about the casting:

The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII, we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many traveled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film.

Lucasfilm has also scheduled a two-week hiatus in August. This will most likely allow time for Harrison Ford to finish his physical therapy and get back on set. The good news is that the film is still on schedule to wrap this Fall, and in turn make it's December 18th release date in 2015. As much as I might miss having a Star Wars film release in May, I'd rather get it 5 months earlier, thank you very much!

We'll see what acting chops Crystal and Pip have in store for us come the release of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII on December 18, 2015.

Alright, Pip has a few moves.

Source: starwars.com

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11:04AM on 07/07/2014
In related news, Kevin Smith is crying...
In related news, Kevin Smith is crying...
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5:53AM on 07/07/2014
"WHOOOO?" -Korath the Pursuer.

Haha, kidding, happy for these two!
"WHOOOO?" -Korath the Pursuer.

Haha, kidding, happy for these two!
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4:30AM on 07/07/2014
I'd wager Anderson's casting is the Ray Park of this one - someone who can do the physical stuntwork of that kind of character.
I'd wager Anderson's casting is the Ray Park of this one - someone who can do the physical stuntwork of that kind of character.
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2:37AM on 07/07/2014
A) is it me?
No
B) so who cares. Lol

Joking.
A) is it me?
No
B) so who cares. Lol

Joking.
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2:29AM on 07/07/2014

There have been some great casting choices so far

so I'm willing to give these new additions a shot.

Any problems with the STAR WARS prequels weren't the actors' fault: Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson struggled just as much as Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen. The difference was that Portman and Jackson were established enough that their careers could survive being associated with STAR WARS. Lloyd and Christensen's couldn't.
so I'm willing to give these new additions a shot.

Any problems with the STAR WARS prequels weren't the actors' fault: Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson struggled just as much as Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen. The difference was that Portman and Jackson were established enough that their careers could survive being associated with STAR WARS. Lloyd and Christensen's couldn't.
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12:59AM on 07/07/2014

The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent..

Lie.

This new crew has no idea what Star Wars 'has always been about'. Rich 1 percenters making money on our backs. Period. Travesty.
Lie.

This new crew has no idea what Star Wars 'has always been about'. Rich 1 percenters making money on our backs. Period. Travesty.
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8:44PM on 07/06/2014
In 1977, if you asked anyone who Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher was, they'd reply "who and who?" Odds are, the roles these actors are playing are not the major ones. If the casting of these two actors is being announced as late as it is relative to that of the rest of the cast, don't think we should be worried as to whether or not they can carry the film.
In 1977, if you asked anyone who Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher was, they'd reply "who and who?" Odds are, the roles these actors are playing are not the major ones. If the casting of these two actors is being announced as late as it is relative to that of the rest of the cast, don't think we should be worried as to whether or not they can carry the film.
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8:19PM on 07/06/2014
Who and who?
Who and who?
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8:15PM on 07/06/2014
Who the hech are these people? Hollywood is casting more and more of these unknown actors with very little experience and giving them starring roles in huge movies. Its Star Wars!!!!! Are us fans supposed to be excited that "Crystal Clarke" and "Pip Anderson" are going to be in it? Who??? What??
Who the hech are these people? Hollywood is casting more and more of these unknown actors with very little experience and giving them starring roles in huge movies. Its Star Wars!!!!! Are us fans supposed to be excited that "Crystal Clarke" and "Pip Anderson" are going to be in it? Who??? What??
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8:20PM on 07/06/2014
"Who are these people?"
EXACTLY!

As long as they can act, I am all for the casting of these lesser parts. I don't need big names left & right.
"Who are these people?"
EXACTLY!

As long as they can act, I am all for the casting of these lesser parts. I don't need big names left & right.
9:42PM on 07/06/2014
Hey, Jimbo...
Shut. Yer. Butt.
You are supposed to be excited because Zac Effron and Ryan Gosling aren't in this thing and can potentially absorb yourself into the story without saying, "Great, Zac Effron and Ryan Gosling are in Jedi robes swinging light sabres."
Hey, Jimbo...
Shut. Yer. Butt.
You are supposed to be excited because Zac Effron and Ryan Gosling aren't in this thing and can potentially absorb yourself into the story without saying, "Great, Zac Effron and Ryan Gosling are in Jedi robes swinging light sabres."
1:53AM on 07/07/2014
Those decades ago, were fans supposed to be excited that "Harrison Ford" and "Mark Hamill" joined the cast of Star Wars: A New Hope? WHO???? WHAT??
Those decades ago, were fans supposed to be excited that "Harrison Ford" and "Mark Hamill" joined the cast of Star Wars: A New Hope? WHO???? WHAT??
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