Star Wars Casting Update

Star Wars Casting Update

This week has started off with some new Star Wars casting details coming through, late last year the production held an open casting call for Episode VII, and these latest additions have come from that process which saw over 50,000 applicants.

Crystal Clarke who is appearing in the Sean McNamara directed film ‘The Moon and the Sun’ has joined the Star Wars team, as has Pip Anderson who has recently appeared in the Spiderman themed Sony commercial (which you can check out on youtube if you haven’t seen).

While the new Star Wars film has its share of veteran performers clearly there is still a desire to mix things up with new talent, an approach that has become something of a tradition in Star Wars films over the years.

Despite Harrison Ford suffering a leg injury in recent weeks, all accounts are that Star Wars: Episode VII is still on schedule for a December 2015 release.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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