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Star Wars Casting Call Making Michigan Stop This Week

Posted at 9:46 PM, Nov 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 22:05:26-05
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FOX 17’s Leigh Ann Towne poses with R2-D2 (file photo)

TROY, Mich. — The makers of the new Star Wars are looking to fill “two major roles” for the new movie, and the search party is planning to stop in Michigan Sunday.

According to a website for Cast It Talent, talent scouts are looking for a young man and young woman for the roles of characters named Thomas and Rachel.

An in-person meet and greet is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Somerset Inn, 2601 W. Big Beaver Rd in Troy.  The casting team is also stopping in Austin, Chicago and Nashville.

Interested applicants can also submit an application online before the Dec. 3 deadline as well as read more about the characters.  The Daily Tribune in Royal Oak reports that filming will begin in 2014 in the United Kingdom.

Disney recently announced that the new Star Wars movie, directed by J.J. Abrams, is scheduled for release Dec. 18, 2015.