Star Wars - Star Wars Hopefuls Handed Second Chance To Audition For Reboot
Star Wars fans will be given a second chance to audition for a role in the franchise's new reboot by sending in an online application.
Thousands of wannabe movie stars queued for hours in Bristol, England on Saturday (09Nov13) in a bid to get in front of casting directors from Lucasfilm after it was reported producers behind the new sci-fi sequel are on the hunt for a male and female star.
However, due to the huge number of people who turned up, organisers were forced to turn hundreds of hopefuls away, but now a representative for the production company has confirmed fans will be able to send in video applications online.
Barbara Gamlen, a publicist for Lucasfilm, also reveals dozens of hopefuls who managed to audition in front of casting bosses have already been called back.
She tells the Bristol Post, "We saw about 1,000 people on Saturday with 75 call backs. Star Wars is a real fans favourite, so we always expected a large crowd for the auditions especially as Star Wars is known for casting unknown talent.
"The film has such a dedicated fan base and that's what makes it so special."
Open casting calls to find two unknowns are taking place around the U.K., as well as in the U.S.
Disney bosses took over the film series after buying George Lucas' LucasFilm company last year (12), and the seventh installment of the sci-fi blockbuster franchise will hit cinemas on 18 December, 2015.