Star Wars Episode VII Casting Update


Yesterday new casting update around Star Wars Episode VII were annouced through the official Star Wars website. Added to the all all star cast are now Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen. Both are fairly unknown. 

Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015).

Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony.

“The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film,” said producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Principal photography continues at Pinewood Studios in London after wrapping on location in Abu Dhabi in May and the team will take a two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury.


(source: Star Wars)