By: Katey Rich
Just as J.J. Abrams managed to update Star Trek with younger, better-looking versions of all the original characters, he’s apparently bringing a lot of more attractive faces to Star Wars.Bleeding Cool has gotten its hands on what they swear is a 100% verified casting breakdown for agents hoping to get their actors on the call sheet for Star Wars: Episode VII, which has set up offices in the UK. Unlike some rumors that have surfaced recently, the casting breakdowns aren’t detailed enough to give away character names or plot points. That said, if you’ve paid attention to rumors about Han, Luke and Leia’s teenage kids being the main characters inEpisode VII, you may be intrigued by what they’ve dug up here.
Here are a few of the character descriptions posted by Bleeding Cool; you can click over there for the full list. Bear in mind that in the UK, “fit” is interchangeable with “hot” or “attractive,” so they’re not necessarily obsessed with the actors’ workout routines (yet):
Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
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.
Bleeding Cool says they’ve confirmed that these will be major roles, but there’s no telling just how open all of these roles are to actors. For example, it’s hard to read that “seventy something male” description and not think of Harrison Ford, who has said he’s open to returning as Han Solo in the upcoming films, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. I would imagine, though, that the younger roles would be closer to what we’re expecting for leads, and that Abrams and company might really be up for offering them to some unknowns. Chris Pine was pretty much nobody when he was brought on board as Captain Kirk, after all. Then again, so were Hayden Christensen and Jake Lloyd when they were cast as various young versions of Darth Vader… but come on, that’s a mistake we can definitely learn from.
If casting really is taking place, then we’re about to start getting our first hard facts from behind the scenes of Episode VII— alongside plenty of other classic Abrams misdirection, probably. We’ll keep you posted as we try to sort through it all on the way toward– can you even believe it’s happening? — the probable 2015 release of the next Star Wars movie.
Source: Cinema Blend