'Star Wars: Episode VII' Casting Call News

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Do you want to be in the new “Star Wars” movie but can’t make it to the UK auditions? Well then you’re in luck because, according to Variety, Disney is taking video submissions for their latest casting call.

The call was a generic announcement looking for someone to play “Rachel,” who is a young woman 17-18 years-old, and also a character called “Thomas,” who is aged 19-23 years old.

Rachel “was quite young when she lost her parents, with no other family, she was forced to make her way 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.”

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. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understand you can’t take life too seriously.”

Do you think you fit the role of either Rachel or Thomas? Your video can be submitted through the casting web site but additional auditions are being held in U.S. cities including Chicago; Nashville; Austin, Texas; and Troy, Mich.

Shooting for the film is scheduled to begin in spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios in London and the film is scheduled to be released December 18, 2015.

The film is now being penned by director J.J. Abrams and “Star Wars” veteran Lawrence Kasdan. They are replacing “Toy Story 3″-writer Michael Arndt, who was originally hired to pen the project.

-Larissa Mrykalo