The script pages used for Star Wars: Episode VII auditions have been revealed

The other day, Jason Flemyng revealed a photo of the script pages he was given in order to audition for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. While Flemyng may in fact have legitimate pages from the screenplay for J.J. Abrams' upcoming scifi epic, the thousands auditioning at open casting calls are assuredly not. But, they had to read something to see if they were right for the role and that dialogue has made it's way online.

Bleeding Cool has posted what they claim to be the lines being used for at least some auditions for the leads in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. The names of the characters are Thomas and Rachel which is what the casting calls themselves were calling for. While the scene takes place in a very non-STAR WARS setting, I would venture to guess these are purely for gauging the actors abilities and chemistry on screen rather than any spoilers for the movie itself.

Rachel labors to bear Thomas’s weight as they inch their way down a deserted road, blood dripping from his leg.

He’s trying to stomach an apple

THOMAS (kidding): Can’t you go any faster?

RACHEL: Shut up and eat your apple.

He enjoyed that, but every step is sheer agony on the leg.

RACHEL: There’s a barn a little farther up the road…

A big barn, dark and damp. Rachel covers the floor with hay, then lays out her sleeping bag. Thomas looks through her backpack for anything he can use as a bandage.

RACHEL: You need rest.

She lowers him down – which puts her face mere inches from his open would. She cringes without meaning to.

THOMAS: Sorry. I know it’s -

RACHEL: It’s fine. I’m just not a big fan of blood.

THOMAS: You know, for such a tough girl, you’re kind of squeamish.

RACHEL: Your fever’s still up. And we have to get some more food in you.

THOMAS: I’m not hungry.

RACHEL: It wasn’t a request.

She sits down next to him and takes out a loaf of bread.

THOMAS: Rachel, thanks for coming to get me.

RACHEL: Family has to stick together, right?

She starts to rise. He grabs her hand, dead serious.

THOMAS: Listen, if I don’t make it -

RACHEL: Sssshh.

THOMAS: But if I don’t…

Before he can finish, she drops down next to him and looks him dead in the eye.

RACHEL: You’re not going to die. I forbid it. Okay?


RACHEL: Get some sleep.

THOMAS: What about you?

RACHEL: I will. In a bit.

The characters appear to reference that they are siblings, but that seems a little too on the nose for everyone who thinks STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will feature the offspring of Luke or Leia.  What this did remind me of is SUPER 8.  The dialogue between the two characters is very reminiscent of typical J.J. Abrams, which is usually fine by me but it doesn't sound like STAR WARS at all.  But, that could be a good thing.  I love George Lucas' B-movie style, but I am looking for a fresh take on the sage that is simultaneously reverent to the original.  I hope that is even possible.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII opens December 18, 2015.

Source: Bleeding Cool



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