STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Searching for New Female Lead

Not even a full week has passed since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasted into theaters (and our hearts) and there’s already some casting news for the sequel. Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm are officially conducting a search for a new lead role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

According to the casting call, “The studio is is now officially conducting a talent search for a lead role, female of any ethnicity who can play between 20 and 35 years of age.” No other details are provided past this description, but one can wildly speculate.

Reprising their roles in Star Wars: Episode VIII are Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega and Finn, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Leia, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Already slated to be the next “villain” is Benicio Del Toro.

There will be additional roles available in the cast search, both male and female, but they’re likely more secondary or tertiary than anything else (Who cares? IT’S STAR WARS!). Auditions are being set up in London and Los Angeles.

According to the release, principle photography begins sometime in Spring 2016, and filming will take place at the Pinewood Studios in London and other undisclosed locations around the UK. For more information on cast and crew opportunities, click here.

Source: Movie Casting Call

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