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'Star Wars: Episode VII' casting call coming to Nashville

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The production team behind the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII will be in Nashville later this month for a casting call for what it says are two "major roles" in the film.

A representative for Lucasfilm says they are looking for a young man between the ages of 19 and 23 and a young woman ages 17 and 18.

Anyone outside of the age range will not be considered, and those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The event is set for Sunday, Nov. 24, at the downtown Sheraton, 623 Union St., from noon to 5 p.m.

The casting call includes a meet-and-greet with the film's casting director, Maryellen Aviano, whose recent credits include Man of Steel, Inception, Hangover Part III and The Avengers.

A description of the female character is as follows:

"Rachel was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way alone in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17, she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by. Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead."

The company said the actress must be beautiful, smart and athletic, and they are open to all ethnicities, including bi- and multi-racial.

And the male character is described as follows:

"Thomas has grown up without a father's influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn't have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can't take life too seriously."

The actor must be handsome, smart, athletic and over 18 years old, the company said.

The casting call is part of a nationwide search for the two characters that has included recent stops in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Austin, TX.

No prior acting experience is required, and if you are unable to attend the session, you can still submit an application online: http://www.opencastingcall2013.com.

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