Just last week, a casting call for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII was revealed and with it came some details on two characters for the film named “Rachel” and “Thomas,” which are likely code names. The casting call for the film was set to be held in the UK and a few U.S. cities, but now Disney has extended the reach of their search to the entire world and are accepting video submissions for the roles. You can find out more details about the online casting submission and potential meet & greet with the casting director, Matyellen Aviano, by clicking here.
Here are the casting descriptions again for the characters:
Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 Years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).
RACHEL – 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.
Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.
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. 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.
Bear in mind that the details given in the bios may not fully pan out. After all, Abrams pulled a similar trick when auditioning the cast for Super 8.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The film will open in 2D and 3D theaters on December 18, 2015.