Thousands of budding actors are attending auditions for Star Wars at Old Trafford cricket ground this weekend.
Disney released an open casting call for two roles - a teenage girl called 'Rachel' and a young male character called 'Thomas'.
Auditions for the new feature film opened this morning.
Auditions are being held this weekend at Lancashire County Cricket Club to find two characters for the next Star Wars movie which is soon to be produced by Lucasfilm.
A special exhibition of Star Wars artwork has been unveiled at a gallery in Manchester. The official Star Wars fine art collection has be flown over from America and is on display at the Generation Gallery. Among the pieces, are artwork by the renowned illustrator Ryan Church.
Ryan is best known for creating the concept artwork for the most recent Star Wars films as well as others like Avatar and Transformers. This is the only art gallery in the UK with this collection.