Star Wars: Episode VIII casting new lead and supporting roles

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Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with Kasdan Pictures and Genre Films have begun shooting “Star Wars: Episode VIII”. Filming is taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England among other undisclosed locations in the United Kingdom. The casting team is registering talent to work on the film as fully paid extras, featured background performers, photo-doubles, and stand-ins. The principal actor casting directors in London and Los Angeles will also continue to cast day player speaking roles throughout production. Experienced film crew members and production staff can submit resumes to the production office email below. To be considered all actors, extras, and crew members MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London. Details below. Click here for Star Wars 8 Extras Casting Calls.

Returning to reprise their roles in “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is Golden Globe Award nominee Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron; Daisy Ridley as Rey; Black Reel Awards nominee John Boyega as Finn; two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Carrie Fisher as Leia; three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver as Kylo Ren; two-time British Independent Film Awards nominee Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux; Anthony Daniels as the voice of C-3PO; three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma; Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata; and BAFTA Award winner Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Also joining the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is BAFTA Award nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro who will play the role of a villain, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran in an undisclosed role.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Rian Johnson has taken over directorial duties for “Star Wars: Episode VIII”. Johnson also wrote the original screenplay based on characters by George Lucas. Eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy is overseeing production for Lucasfilm, while four-time Academy Award nominee Lawrence Kasdan is producing under the banner of his production company Kasdan Pictures. Simon Kinberg is producing for Genre Films. Ram Bergman also serves as producer. “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

Star Wars: Episode VIII Casting Information

All actors, extras, and crew members are required to be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom. The 2016 London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting Directors:

Star Wars: Episode VIII
Mary Vernieu
Betty Mae Casting
13375 Beach Ave.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and London. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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Crew Members & Production Staff

Experienced film crew members and production staff who are available to work in London and/or in Iceland can submit resumes to the following:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Spacebear Industries, LTD
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

5858 Lucas Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946-9703

Genre Films
10201 West Pico Bnvd.
Building 49
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Kasdan Pictures
PO Box 17578
Beverly Hills, CA 90209

Ram Bergman Productions
5656 Lemona Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Holmaslod 8
101 Reykjavik

The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0001


Kathleen Kennedy
Ram Bergman
Lawrence Kasdan
Simon Kinberg


Rian Johnson

Director of Photography:

Steve Yedlin

Line Producer:

Tom Karnowski

Production Manager:

Elena Zokas

Production Designer:

Rick Heinrichs


Daisy Ridley – Rey
Oscar Isaac – Poe Dameron
John Boyega – Finn
Carrie Fisher – Leia
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Lupita Nyong’o – Maz Kanata
Domhnall Gleeson – General Hux
Gwendoline Christie – Captain Phasma
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – TBA
Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
Benicio Del Toro – Villain
Kelly Marie Tran – Actress


A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set after Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.