‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Casting Call Looks For Young Leads

Are you a young actor look for your big break? Do you live in New York? Are you handy with a lightsaber?

If you answered “yes” to all three of these questions, you should know that there’s a casting call out for a movie that’s almost definitely “Star Wars: Episode VII” in New York City.

ShowBiz411 has the casting notice that is looking for three young actors (two male, one female) for an upcoming Disney movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Sounds like “Star Wars,” right?

Here’s what the new casting call is looking for:

»[YOUNG MAN] Early 20s. Handsome, but not necessarily heroic. He is witty and smart. Physically fit.
»[MAN] Late 20s. Physically fit, handsome and confident.
»[YOUNG WOMAN] Late teens. Physically fit, raw energy, independent and with a great sense of humor.

The character descriptions match the ones that went out in LA in June, but it is now only asking for three of the seven previously listed roles. Does that mean that these roles from the other call have already been cast?

»Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.
»A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
»Forty something male, fit, military type.
»Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

Something else to consider with these casting calls is whether or not we’ll recognize any of the actors’ names when the cast is finally announced. While everyone’s been obsessing over whether Benedict Cumberbatch, Ryan Gosling, or Zac Efron will appear, maybe we should consider that casting lesser known actors would be more in keeping with the original trilogy.

What do you think? Should Abrams cast unknowns in the lead roles for “Star Wars: Episode VII”? Share you thoughts on Twitter and in the comments below!