Leah Pickett: 7 ways \\\’Star Wars\\\’ is tied to Chicago and the casting call at Park West | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

via Leah Pickett: 7 ways \\\’Star Wars\\\’ is tied to Chicago and the casting call at Park West | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago.

Attention, young padawans. Lucasfilm Limited, LLC and The Walt Disney Company will be holding an open casting call for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the seventh installment of one of the most celebrated film series of all time, today at Park West from 3 to 8 p.m.

The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel to 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” which will be released in theaters on December 18, 2015, is currently in pre-production and seeking two leads to helm the continuation of the thrilling space saga.

According to casting director Maryellen Aviano, the “Star Wars” team is looking for a 19-23 year-old man and a 17-18 year-old woman to play the new characters; which, considering the desired age ranges, could very well be the descendents of Luke and Leia from Episodes IV-VI.

The search for the new faces of “Star Wars” will continue in other major cities throughout the United States, Ireland, and the U.K. before a scheduled production start in spring 2014, with casting directors accepting online submissions as well.

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