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Open auditions for new Star Wars film to be held in Bristol

6 November 2013


OPEN auditions are to be held in Bristol this weekend for two lead roles in the next Star Wars film.

The casting sessions for Star Wars: Episode VII will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at the Arnolfini arts centre from 11am and 3pm.

According to a casting notice the film-makers are looking to fill two roles.

They are a "street smart and strong" orphaned girl in her late teens and a "smart capable" man in his late teens or early 20s.

The open auditions for a "major Hollywood Movie" were first published on the twitter account @UKopencall, which announced a "nationwide search for lead roles for a Disney movie".

Disney bought Lucasfilm, the production company behind the Star Wars series, in October last year.

Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to begin shooting at Pinewood Studios in spring 2014, for an expected 2015 release.

Other casting locations include London, Dublin and Glasgow.

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