Star Wars: Episode VIII casting calls


Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with Kasdan Pictures and Genre Films are in production on “Star Wars: Episode VIII”. The casting team is registering talent to work on the film as fully paid extras, featured background performers, photo-doubles, and stand-ins. In addition to the extras being cast, day player speaking roles are also being cast. People who are 16 years of age through seniors are being registered, as long as they have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. Details below. Filming is taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas. This film is using the secret working title “Space Bear”.

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, two-time Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, 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 Calls

All extras, stand-ins, photo-doubles, and actors are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom, including having a National Insurance Number. 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 extra or actor on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

To be considered to work on Star Wars: Episode VIII as an extra, featured background performer, photo double, or stand-in, fill out the following online form:

Star Wars: Episode VIII Extras Casting

Open casting call dates and locations will be posted here if they are scheduled.

Submission Information for Speaking Roles

United Kingdom:

Star Wars: Episode VIII
Nina Gold Casting
117 Chevening Road
London NW6 6DU

United States:

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


Speaking 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 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
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH

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
Laura Dern – Actress


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


About Author

Alan Baltes was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and his family moved to Santa Barbara, California when he was 6 years old. He attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, CA with classmates Cathy Ireland, Cady Huffman, Anthony Edwards, and Eric Stoltz. It wasn't until he met actor Don Stroud, that he became interested in acting. Alan attended a casting session with Don to help him read his lines and was noticed by the casting directors of the show "General Hospital". Alan ended up working 8 months on the show as a "Police Cadet McDonald" with fellow actors Mark Dacascos and Jack Wagner. Alan continued to work on various films, television shows, and commercials and also toured with the Native American Dance Theatre as Associate Producer. In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career.