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Open auditions for new Star Wars in Bristol this weekend

The 'major movie' auditions are said to be for the latest Star Wars film Photo: Bay Area News Group/ABACA/Press Association Images

Disney are holding open auditions in Bristol this weekend for a 'major movie' said to be the new Star Wars film.

Disney released an open casting call for two actors - one to play a teenage girl, 'Rachel', aged 17-18 and one to play a young man, 'Thomas', aged 19-23.

Although the movie in name has not been mentioned, it has been suggested the auditions are for the latest instalment of the multi-billion pound space franchise - which is expected to be filmed at Pinewood Studios early next year. It's due to be released in December 2015.

JJ Abrams, the film's director, will not be at the auditions Credit: Tammie Arroyo / AFF-USA.COM/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

JJ Abrams - the man responsible for rebooting the Star Trek franchise - will be in the director's chair for Episode VII - though he won't be present at the audition.

The auditions are from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Arnolfini Centre but, if you're planning on trying your luck, expect queues.

The casting agency have been bombarded with questions on their Facebook page, so have compiled these answers to some of the FAQ's:

  • You don't have to prepare anything. Just a meet and greet at this stage, so no need to contact me to ask how you apply, just show up.
  • You should bring a head shot - doesn't have to be professional. Any clear picture will do. Any size/colour is OK
  • You only have to come on one day, you will be in the room for five minutes, this is not a workshop - be prepared for queues.
  • There are two venues in one day as we have a team, so one in Glasgow, one in Manchester etc
  • Girls, you must be 16 or over on the day of the audition - not 16 in two weeks/2 days etc. On the day you MUST be 16 or over. Boys, same rule but 18.
  • We will not be doing meetings via Skype/online/video/audio clips - if you can't make the meeting, you won't be considered.
  • If I haven't covered any of your questions please ask on Facebook but read all the information first.