“Untitled Studio Feature” is the way it’s billed today in casting sheets. But “Star Wars,” Episoede 7, is looking for three principal actors in New York. The giveaway: the director is J.J. Abrams and the studio is Disney. This is who they’re 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.
In June a similar casting call went out in Los Angeles for these three, a little differently worded, plus a few others. It read like this:
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
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.
So one can assume that Abrams found some of these people. It does sound like these are the progeny of Luke Skywalker (and someone), of Princess Leia and Han Solo.