breaking news

Northeastern bus safety investigation: 3 things to know

The next 'Star Wars' star found?


Will a Brit star in the new "Star Wars" movies? It wouldn't be the first time.

Sir Alec Guiness, anyone? Over the weekend, the first of many open auditions for "Star Wars" in England. (Via Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

Hopefuls lined up for hours in the cold, wet weather with hopes of filling two parts — a male and female role.  And some got lucky. (Via ITV)

"I'm blessed. I've been told to keep it quiet, but I've got a callback later."

"Congratulations! Potentially the new star of 'Star Wars' right here."

"Yeah maybe."

Auditioners simply came in for meet-and-greets at first — asked just two or three quick questions, like what their favorite "Star Wars" movie is. If they got callbacks, they were given lines to learn and told to return. (Via The Guardian)

But many were sent home before they even got the chance to say hello — more people than expected showed up to auditions in Bristol, and were sent packing before auditions even began. (Via BBC)

There were two days of auditions in Bristol. Auditions will also take place in Glasgow, Dublin, London and Manchester throughout November.

The "Star Wars" franchise actually has a history of casting relative unknowns. The first movies made big names out of Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. (Via YouTube)

Auditions are also underway stateside. Hundreds lined up in St. Louis Sunday. (Via KMOX)

They'll be held in Chicago later this week, and will also reportedly take place in Austin and Nashville. The parts up for grabs are that of a teenage girl and a man in his early 20s. "Star Wars: Episode VII" will hit theaters in December 2015.

- See more at Newsy.com

 



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

Grandson surprises grandfather with restored 1957 Chevy
Grandson surprises grandfather with restored 1957 Chevy

Fred Lamar’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sat in a garage, just as he left it, for 30 years. Until about a year ago, when his grandson, Cameron Dedman, started restoring the iconic Motor City machine. On Saturday, Lamar, 81, nearly passed out when the car was revealed to him. “I have been doing a full frame off restoration of this car a big surprise...
Is feeding a cold a real thing? 5 winter health myths debunked
Is feeding a cold a real thing? 5 winter health myths debunked

You've probably heard winter health myths for years and you may have even accepted some of them as fact. From being told to bundle up, so you don't catch a cold to your neighbor swearing he got the flu from his flu shot, these myths make the rounds every winter. Mom always warned you you'd get sick if you didn't bundle up before heading out in cold...
Teen accused of killing acquaintance who sold him paprika instead of pot 
Teen accused of killing acquaintance who sold him paprika instead of pot 

A Utah teenager has been charged as an adult in a homicide that police investigators said took place after another teen sold him cooking spices instead of marijuana. Seth Carreras, 17, of Layton, was moved into the adult population at the Davis County Jail earlier this month, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. He is being held without bail on...
'Potentially hazardous' monster asteroid will fly close to Earth
'Potentially hazardous' monster asteroid will fly close to Earth

A monster space rock classified by NASA as "potentially hazardous" is headed towards Earth. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 – which at 0.7 miles is wider than the tallest building in the U.S. (New York's One World Trade Center) stacked on top itself – is predicted to miss our planet, according to Metro. However, it will pass relatively...
2 more Carnival cruise ships fail health inspections
2 more Carnival cruise ships fail health inspections

Two of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet have received failing grades in health inspections designed to control the spread of gastrointestinal illnesses.  Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze both scored below a passing grade of 86, the Miami Herald reported.Vista, the cruise line's newest ship, received a 79 while Breeze...
More Stories