The first casting breakdowns of a number of the main characters who’ll venture to a galaxy far, far away have been revealed for the J.J. Abrams-directed STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. The science-fiction sequel has began casting here in the United Kingdom today, with call sheets asking for the following traits for the acting participants. Whether some of these descriptions have already been filled by the likes of the expected returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher remains to be seen but certainly one of these roles could be linked to the male duo, and also the rumour Jonathan Rhys Meyers has already joined the cast.
A young man aged between 20 and 25, witty and smart, fit but not classically handsome.
Man in late twenties, also fit, but this one is handsome and confident.
Late teenage girl, independent, good sense of humour, also… physically fit .
Second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and physically fit.
Man in his forties, obviously physically fit, this one is a military type.
A man of around thirty or so, this one is an intellectual type.
Finally, a guy aged around seventy, strong opinions and tough.
The consistent suspicion that the main character will be a young female continues to gather momentum. We’ll continue to follow the project as it develops.
Source: Bleeding Cool