“Star Wars: Episode VII” Announces Two New Cast Members!

Posted Monday July 7, 2014 12:45 PM GMT

They’ve been working hard filming the much-anticipated “Star Wars Episode VII” project, and the team at LucasFilm just shared an exciting new announcement.

Slated for a December 18, 2015 release, the movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o and Adam Driver… and now Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke have been added to the mix.

Per the press release, “At the end of last year Lucasfilm and Disney invited all young aspiring actors to attend an open casting call for roles in J.J Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII. The casting calls spanned 11 cities across the US and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.”

“Having hunted high and low for young and undiscovered talent, the filmmakers are delighted to announce that two actors from the open call call have been cast. Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, ‘The Moon and the Sun’ (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Anderson is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony.”

“‘The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many traveled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film,’ said producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.”

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