Does Scotland Have A Venue Big Enough For Star Wars Auditions?
Scotland - have you got the X-Factor? The Star Wars X-Factor?
Producers working on the next Star Wars movie have postponed the planned open auditions in Glasgow to find a bigger venue amid huge interest in the vacant parts.
Lucasfilm/Disney had planned to audition for several parts in J.J Abrams' new movie on Saturday and Sunday at Glasgow's Wasp Studios in the Southblock building in Merchant City, though that plan has been scrapped and the auditions will now take place on November 30 and 1 December with a venue to be announced in the next few weeks.
The decision comes after an unexpected amount of aspiring actors turned up to auditions in Bristol.
In a statement, Lucasfilm said: "Originally scheduled to take place at Southblock - Wasp Studios, due to the overwhelming response at recent sessions the casting team is in the process of searching for a venue that can best accommodate projected attendance numbers. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience."
It added, "We thank everyone for their patience and appreciate their enthusiasm during this exciting time and to the hopefuls, May the Force be with you!"
Though the auditions have intensified anticipation for Star Wars Episode 7, it's the latest mishap from Disney - who have already changed scriptwriter on the big-budget movie. The talk is that it will not be ready for a planned 2015 release and there has no casting confirmations despite Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher all claiming they have been approached.
In the UK auditions, the producers are looking for a "street smart" girl in her late teens and a "smart capable man" in his late teens or early 20s. Why don't they just hire Benedict Cumberbatch and Juno Temple and have done with it?
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to begin shooting at Pinewood Studios in Spring 2014.
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