The studio and filmmakers behind Star Wars Episode VII are expanding their search for actors to star in the movie -- and this could be your chance to get an audition.
After seeing loads of established Hollywood actors and holding open auditions in the U.K., Disney and director J.J. Abrams are now opening up the playing field to aspiring actors in the U.S. The open call, posted at Open Casting Call 2013, includes instructions on how to submit an audition tape along with descriptions of the two roles up for grabs.
Now, the site doesn't actually say this is for Star Wars Episode VII, and the names of the two characters are almost certainly placeholders. It's also not clear if the parts are lead or supporting roles. But here are the descriptions (which themselves might not reflect the final versions of the characters on screen):
RACHEL: Young woman to play 17-18 Years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).
Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to maker her way alone 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: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.
Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.
Do you think you've got what it takes to fit either of these characters? Do they ring some sort of bell in you that you might be able to translate into a real performance? Then go to that site above and start the process.
For those of you just watching from the sidelines, do you think that an open casting call like this could work? Will Star Wars Episode VII end up with the new Harrison Ford -- or the new Jake Lloyd?
Star Wars Episode VII opens on Dec. 18, 2015.