Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams has announced that the final script has been completed, and casting is now set to begin for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’.
Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with PLT Productions and Ram Bergman Productions are now officially set to begin filming “Star Wars: Episode IX” in July 2018. Casting directors are now setting up auditions for new lead and supporting roles. Filming will be taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas. Talent can be considered from all areas from video auditions and live Skype readings. Anyone interested in being considered for new roles in “Star Wars: Episode IX” can sign up to be submitted, details are posted at the following – www.filmtelevisionauditions.com/star-wars-9-video-auditions/. Email Alan Baltes at [email protected] for details.
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.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is set to begin filming in January, 2018. Lucasfilm will also start production on Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spinoff in January, 2019. This will be 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.
The working title of this film is “Black Diamond.”
Star Wars: Episode IX Casting Calls
Submission Information for Speaking Roles
Click here for details on signing up to be submitted to casting directors for Star Wars: Episode IX. Email Alan Baltes at [email protected] for details.
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
PLT Productions (UK) LTD
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.