Casting directors are now setting up auditions for lead and supporting roles in “Star Wars: Episode IX.” The film is now officially using the working title “trIXie”. The former working title was “Black Diamond”. There is currently a talent search underway for an actress between 40-50 years of age to play a character named “Mara”, and also an ethnically diverse actress between 18-26 years of age to play a character named “Caro”. Caro has a captivating naturalness, is a leader and problem solver, and also sports a sense of humor along with a strong will. Males and females are also being cast to play the roles of First Order Stormtroopers.
Numerous additional roles are also being cast, both males and females. Filming will be taking place beginning in July, 2018 at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas. Talent can be considered from all areas from video auditions and live Skype readings.
J.J. Abrams will direct, and also produce along with eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. Film Independent Spirit Award nominee Callum Greene is executive producer. 1st AD is BAFTA Awards winner Tommy Gormley. Academy Award nominee John Schwartzman is DP. “Star Wars: Episode IX” will hit theaters on Dec 20, 2019 with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures handling domestic and international distribution.
Lucasfilm will also start production “Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story” in January, 2019. This will be a Star Wars Anthology movie based upon the venerable Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, with the studio reportedly tapping Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot,” “The Hours”) to develop the project with a view to directing. “Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story” will film under the working title of “Joshua Tree”.
Star Wars: Episode IX Casting Calls
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
Star Wars: Episode IX Production Office
Main Admin Building
Iver Heath, Bucks SLO ONH
Carbonado Industries (UK) Ltd
3 Queen Caroline Street
United Kingdom, W6 9PE
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
The Walt Disney Studios
3 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9PE
Daisy Ridley – Rey
Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
Andy Serkis – Supreme Leader Snoke
John Boyega – Finn
Oscar Isaac – Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong’o – Maz Kanata
The upcoming ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the final film in the sequel trilogy.