Wannabes queue for Star Wars roles

The makers of the new Star Wars movie are auditioning for cast members

The makers of the new Star Wars movie are auditioning for cast members

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Young sci-fi fans and wannabe film stars queued for hours in the rain for a chance to be cast in the new Star Wars movie.

The franchise is to be revived with a seventh film due to go into production next year directed by Star Trek film-maker JJ Abrams, for release in 2015.

Auditions began today in Bristol - the first of several sessions across the country - for the casting of two characters which fans believe could be for the next episode of the series created by George Lucas.

Film company Disney, which bought production company Lucasfilm a year ago, is looking to fill the roles for a ''major Hollywood movie''.

It is searching for a ''street smart'' actress over 16 and a ''smart, capable'' 18-plus male, with both expected to be attractive and athletic.

Filming for the Star Wars movie is due to take place in the UK.

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