Open Casting Call For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Looking For “Memorable” And “Salty Sea Dogs” Types

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JJ Abrams may have his principal actors cast for Star Wars: Episode VII, but he is still looking for the most important onscreen talent there is – the extras. Hey, without extras, that galaxy far, far away would look severely underpopulated.

An extras casting breakdown has begun circulating (via Movie Casting Call) and it looks as if they are casting a wide net for background performers, from “Males and Females, 16 years of age and older. Any ethnicity. All types, sizes and shapes” to “Characterful, memorable, eye catching & unusual looking men & women.” The most interesting thing that stands out to me is the line looking for “Sailors/navy/fisherman types.” That’s definitely a clue as to a possible location, and I’m thinking that it might be a seedy space port setting. It has been rumored that the story will be taking audiences back to Luke Skywalker’s homeplanet of Tattoine. Might Abrams be looking to populate a cantina with some rather scruffy looking types?

So if you happen to believing in the London, Hertforshire or Bedfordshire areas of the United Kingdom, you might want to click through to see how to throw your headshot into consideration.

[CHARACTER TYPES/INTERESTING FACES] Males and Females, any age over 16. Interesting looks. Character faces, memorable eye-catching looks, unusual type looks. This could be people with strong physical features, facial scars, big beards, long hair, bad teeth, large facial features, dreadlocks, or interesting ethnic appearance such as darker skin and light eyes.

The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm, in association with Kasdan Pictures and Bad Robot Productions will begin principal photography on the first in a new stand-alone Star Wars trilogy in London on May 14, 2014. The extras casting team in the United Kingdom has sent out a Star Wars: Episode 7 casting call seeking extras of all ages and types, 16 years and older, to work as fully paid extras and possible featured background actors. There will also be additional casting for smaller speaking roles during production. There are also some specific casting needs such as interesting and unusual character faces, sailor and Navy types.

Star Wars: Episode 7 Extras Casting Call Information

Star Wars: Episode 7 is now casting extras to appear in the film as fully paid background performers. Some roles will be possible featured background actors. All types and ages are needed, 16 years and older. The following are the breakdowns of some specific needs:

[ALL AGES AND TYPES] Males and Females, 16 years of age and older. Any ethnicity. All types, sizes and shapes.

[YOUNG ADULTS] Males and Females 16- 22. Girls and Boys of all ethnic backgrounds.

[CHARACTER TYPES/INTERESTING FACES] Males and Females, any age over 16. Interesting looks. Character faces, memorable eye-catching looks, unusual type looks. This could be people with strong physical features, facial scars, big beards, long hair, bad teeth, large facial features, dreadlocks, or interesting ethnic appearance such as darker skin and light eyes.

Shooting on these roles will take place on various days between May, 2014 and September, 2014 in the London, Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire areas of the UK.

GENERAL EXTRAS: “Extras needed in the Cardington, Bedfordshire area for major new feature film”

YOUNG ADULTS: “Young Adults Age 16 to 22″

CHARACTER TYPES: “Characterful, memorable, eye catching & unusual looking men & women”

SAILORS/FISHERMEN/NAVY TYPES: “Salty Sea Dogs Wanted”

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FilmEksis
May 5, 2014 8:41 am

Open Casting Call For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Looking For “Memorable” And “Salty Sea Dogs” Types http://t.co/xCFD6nWqVe

Caroline Sauers
May 5, 2014 9:18 am

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Scott Van Tassell
May 5, 2014 9:27 am

Open auditions for the cantinia band maybe?

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May 5, 2014 10:17 am

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apaajaIKLAN
May 5, 2014 12:03 pm

RT @FilmEksis: Open Casting Call For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Looking For “Memorable” And “Salty Sea Dogs” Types http://t.co/xCFD6nWqVe

Shawn Knisely
May 5, 2014 7:58 pm

oh so want to do this!

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June 2, 2016 12:47 am

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