Possible Casting Breakdown for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Revealed

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As director J.J. Abrams gears up to start production on Star Wars: Episode VII early next year, the filmmaker has presumably begun thinking about casting for the highly anticipated sequel.  A rumored casting breakdown hit the web a week ago that claimed Han and Lei’s twin children would be the protagonists of the film, but given that it read like it was written by a 14-year-old fanboy and revealed way more than typical casting breakdowns normally do, we were dubious of its validity.  Now another casting breakdown has hit the web, and this one seems much more solid.

Apparently the Star Wars casting directors have sent out a brief breakdown of the film’s lead characters to agents in the US and UK, and the list reveals that the main cast involves two teenage girls, two young men in their 20s, two middle-aged men, and another older man around age 70.  Hit the jump to read the full breakdowns and let the guessing games begin.

star-wars-episode-4-poster-drew-struzanThe folks over at Bleeding Cool are claiming that they have 100% confirmation that this breakdown is real, and it certainly reads like an official one.  Here are the possible lead characters, which are not necessarily listed in order of importance:

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.

Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.

A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.

Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

Forty something male, fit, military type.

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

We’ve been hearing for some time now that the chief protagonist of Star Wars: Episode VII would be a young female, and this breakdown certainly includes two characters that would fit that bill.  There’s bound to be at least some familial connection to the Skywalker family in these new leads, so get those creative juices flowing and let us know in the comments how you think each of these characters will fit into the story.

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  • Jones

    Looks Interesting.
    John Noble for the old guy! Then Star Wars can do no wrong!

  • Luke

    Man, the cast of this movie is going to be so fit!

    • goop

      Hahaha I was thinking the same thing while reading this. The last one is funny too, “apparently doesn’t need to be fit”. As if he wrote fit before and someone told him “hey, man. The intellectual guy doesn’t really need to be fit”.

  • Dan_489

    Chloe Grace Moretz motherfuckers

    • Pk

      I second that motion

    • Strong Enough

      NO! you fucktards!

    • Glorious_Cause

      How about you try to expand your vocabulary a little bit?

      • Dan_489

        Fuck you

    • Sam

      I thought Matthew Vaughn was asked to do the job and wanted Chloe Grace Moretz in the movie and Disney was like “never mind wheres the JJ at?” I know it was never made official that Vaughn got offered the job but it looked really obvious that he did when he dropped out of XMEN. Does anyone know more about this?

  • toddlatorre

    Apparently posted on a legit casting website. *shrug* Guess its real. (insert obvious comment about Jennifer Lawrence/Kristin Stewart playing teenage female lead)

    • Lex Walker

      They could cast Kristen Stewart, but it would be cheaper and just as effective to cast a piece of wood and draw a face on it.

      • MCP

        That’s a piece of wood that I’d nail!

  • 80sRobot

    HAILEE STEINFELD and CHLOE MORETZ!! (They will both be nearing their late-teens when this movie is scheduled to shoot.)

    • Jones

      Or Abigail Breslin. She would do nice too.

      • 80sRobot

        Agree. I would say Sairose Ronan as an alternate choice to Moretz would be good, though she may be looking older/more womanly to play a late teen (but that has never stopped Hollywood of course). If this casting rumor is true, then it’s a safe bet all of these actresses, and others who are known and up-and-coming, are going for these roles.

    • Pk

      Both hailee and Chloe are perfect but would prefer Chloe because she would look awesome with a lightsaber!

      • 80sRobot

        The character sheet calls for two late-teen female characters who are both supposedly lead roles (which is what makes this movie interesting, especially compared to the first two trilogies, and with summer blockbusters in general). Maybe BOTH of these girls are supposed to be, or will become, Jedi.

      • 80sRobot

        And I do think Moretz could possibly be great in this. Let’s imagine/geek over the possibility that both of these teen girl characters could be related to Luke, Leia and Han, and be Jedi/Jedi in training. Moretz clearly has the plausible family resemblance to Mark Hamill, Hayden, and that kid who played young Anakin — and we’ve seen her convincingly play a very dark role in Let Me In. Steinfeld exuded cool sass in True Grit — which brings to mind a young Carrie Fisher, right? And also she looks like she could be related to Fisher and Natalie Portman. Really it seems like it’s a good bet either one will be in this — or, even better, both. Furthermore, they know one another personally and have mentioned interest in working together. In my mind this character description sheet, although brief, sounds an awful lot like them.

      • Strong Enough

        Chole sucks

      • Pk

        Learn to spell asshole!!

      • Strong Enough

        i already know how to spell asshole! a-s-s-h-o-l-e

      • Pk

        If your going insult someone at least get their name spelt correctly fucktard!

      • Strong Enough

        lmao so defensive over Chloe! don’t worry. she’s almost 18!

      • Pk

        Hah I’m fifteen so its alright. Anyway the majority of the posters here agree Chloe is perfect so your argument is invalid

      • Strong Enough

        you’re 15. your argument is invalid because you’re thinking with your erection.

      • Pk

        Yeah you must feel like a man insulting a 15 year old girl who is really talented and likely to have a prosperous career in Hollywood. She is the perfect balance of beauty and talent

      • Strong Enough

        that’s your erection talking. puberty hit you like a train boy!

      • Pk

        Your a fucking idiot if you think all teenage boys think with their penises. Go get yourself educated about the way modern teens think you ignorant prick.

      • Strong Enough

        wow. teen angst got you fuming with rage over Chloe?

      • Pk

        Aye matherchoth tera comments Ghand main ghusa randhi ke auladh

      • Hamster

        Seriously dude get out of your parents basement and get a life.

      • Griz

        Ranting on a teenager much?

      • Strong enoughs mom

        I’m pretty sure strong enough is a pedophile who secretly loves Chloe and wants to rape her badly

      • The dude

        Nah I’m pretty sure he got raped by both his parents and as a result he’s just insecure. He secretly wishes he was as pretty as Chloe

      • Strong Enough

        thats another erection talking

      • Strong Enough

        me and the rest of the free world

      • Strong Enough

        another teen fuming with love rage for Chloe. when you pay taxes come respond to me

      • Hamster

        Seriously dude taxes? Now I know your some stogey old coot learning to type on the keyboard. Sorry to disturb you grandpa!

      • Strong Enough

        took you two months to come up with that reply? lmao

      • Hamster

        Nah unlike you I have better things to do with my life random senior citizen

      • Strong Enough

        yeah like play Pokemon cards right?

      • Pk

        Yeah I did. Way back in 99…

      • Strong Enough

        Soo Pk and Hamster. same person? what a joke

      • Hammer

        Why are you so mad bro? It’s just a movie

      • Strong Enough

        jokes don’t make me angry, they make me laugh

      • Strong Enough

        jokes don’t make me angry, they make me laugh

      • Hammer

        Yeah I did. Way back in 99..,

      • Strong Enough

        where you still were a seed in your mothers womb

      • Hammer

        Hayounclearly don’t know old I am…but it’s ok

      • Strong Enough

        Now it’s hammer hamster? lmao

      • Hammer

        Funny you still think I’m fifteen years old… Also if cant reply me without coming off as an arrogant prick then don’t bother.

      • Strong Enough

        no i don’t think you’re 15. you’re 14

      • Hamster

        Seeing how boring and pointless this back and forth exchange of insults have become allow me to break the ice. Saw any good movies recently?

      • Jurassic plop

        Go away strong whatever your name is. Nobody wants you here

      • Strong Enough

        nobody wants you here. i know. i spoke with everyone

      • Jp

        Boohoo looks like some pooped in his adult diapers!!

      • Jp

        Boohoo looks like someone pooped in his adult diapers!!

      • Pk

        The fact that you keep coming back to reply a teenagers comment shows what kind of matured individual you really are. So being the matured one among the two of us I’m going to end this conversation. Peace out and may god be with you

      • Strong Enough

        lmao so defensive over Chloe! don’t worry. she’s almost 18!

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  • Solo

    Josh Holloway for Han Solo’s son. C’mon Hollywood!
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0391326/?ref_=tt_cl_t4

  • Internet Savior

    “Forty something male, fit, military type” That’s JOSH HOLLOWAY

  • movieguy223

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for the military type

    • Internet Savior

      You mean the half-ass version of Josh Holloway

      • André Camilo

        He means the hype version of Josh Holloway. Holloway is old news, Waldau is the new deal.

      • André Camilo

        He means the hype version of Josh Holloway. Holloway is old news, Waldau is the new deal.

  • Bob

    Chloe Grace Moretz!!!!!! “Game on, cocksuckers!”

    • Pk

      Fuck yeah baby!!! Chloe moretz all the way!!!

    • Glorious_Cause

      What are you 12 years old?

      • nerdgasm

        Glorious stop being a goddamn mormon you vagina, he was quoting kick-ass.

      • Bob

        As nerdgasm said, I was quoting a line from Kick-Ass that Hit-Girl says.

        PS…Chloe Grace Moretz!!!

      • Pk

        If jj had any sense he would cast Chloe moretz right now

  • ME

    Oh FORCE help me, please, I would like to see Theo James and James Franco in a Star Wars movie! Thx

    • King of the Desert

      Keep James Franco as far away as humanly possible.

      • ME

        Yes, to a galaxy far away, to the Star Wars galaxy! Yes Franco, I want to see you in a Star Wars movie. J.J., pleeeeeeeeeaseeeeeeee!

    • Bob

      Yes, keep James Franco far away. He’s a fine actor but for Star Wars? Hell no lol.

      • Lex Walker

        That’s weird, you misspelled “mediocre” as “fine”. What a strange typo.

      • Guest

        Why did you put mediocre in inverted commas too? What a strange typo.

      • Lex Walker

        It’s called grammar.

      • Sweet Pea

        Yes, just used incorrectly unfortunately. Ironic that you were pretending to correct a “typo” whilst making grammatical errors yourself. Oh how I laughed.

      • Lex Walker

        You need to brush up on your grammar, the quotes are used correctly.

      • Sweet Pea

        No, and the reason they’re not correct is cause only one is a quote, so therefore only one required the inverted commas. You have made a mockery of the English language and a fool of yourself. I can’t decide which is duller, your wit or your written language skills. Please don’t reply. Take this lesson like a man, and if you’re going to troll, try harder.

      • Lex Walker

        Your error is in your assumption that quotation marks are only used to quote the words of another, they’re also used when denoting that a word is not being used according to its definition but using that word as an object.

      • Sweet Pea

        You feel this rule applies to your statement?

      • Lex Walker

        I was referring to “mediocre” as a word and not using it as an adjective. So yes, proper grammar says the quotation marks were used correctly.

      • Sweet Pea

        I’m afraid you are wrong Lex, very wrong indeed.

      • Lex Walker

        You’re free to think so, though CMoS and Strunk & White agree with me.

      • Sweet Pea

        LOL sounds like someone needed to refer to their textbooks for help, but alas, still to no avail. You have been exposed as a fraud, and your attempts at cyber bullying thwarted.

      • Lex Walker

        No, it’s because I write according to those two guides on a daily basis. Sorry troll, you’re clueless.

      • Sweet Pea

        Being called a troll, by someone who has trolled multiple times on one story alone, ouch that cuts like a knife… I am afraid you write like a 13 year old who has just discovered sarcasm, not the classically trained wordsmith you are claiming to be.

      • Lex Walker

        If you can’t refute quotation marks as a proper way to denote words as words, then this conversation’s over, and you remain a troll. Better luck next time.

      • Sweet Pea

        I ended this conversation ages ago when I proved you are an out-and-out imbecile, and even asked that you don’t reply. Yet, like all defeated bullies you feel the need to shout louder to try and satisfy your own insecurities. The moral of this story is if you’re going to troll, do it better. Now good day to you Lex Walker.

      • Lex Walker

        All you proved is you don’t know the difference between CMoS and APA. Try again.

      • Sweet Pea

        “Better luck next time”, “Try again”… Your snarky comments only fuel the fire that is already burning, that you are a know-it-all without the knowledge. Nice try though, better luck next time, try again.

      • Lex Walker

        Another response with a lack of substance, reason, or counterargument. Is it tiring coming up with nothing to say each time?

      • Guest

        There is nothing to counter argue. Your points weren’t valid in the first place. You quoted the name of a book and claimed to live your life by it. LOL you’re actually making me laugh now, you are funny. You claim to be some sort of English language guru, yet don’t even double-space. What is that about?

      • Lex Walker

        CMoS doesn’t double-space after sentences, moron. You really have no idea what you’re talking about. But please, keep it up; 45 minutes and I can break for lunch.

      • Sweet Pea

        The Chicago Manual of Style… Why would I read something on American English, a ridiculous notion to begin with. I do know what I’m talking about, and the “moron” comment was without foundation and uncalled for, not to mention hurtful.

      • Lex Walker

        Is that going to be your cop out for this? “Oh, I don’t abide by ‘The Chicago Manual of Style’”? Hahaha, you’re worthless.

      • Sweet Pea

        But you used the exact reverse excuse when I asked why you don’t use double spaces? LOL you’re actually not all there in the head, too much time trolling alone in your basement and not enough time socialising with real people. Sorry, by your bible, I know that should be spelt socializing with a “zee” ;)

      • Lex Walker

        No I didn’t, what I did was continue to do what I’ve done all along: point out why your corrections were invalid. By contrast you’ve been attempting to argue that there was no circumstance in which my grammar was correct. Haha, you’re so lost. (However, a concession: I have always liked the use of ‘s’ instead of ‘z’ (or “zee” or “zed”) in words like “socializing” – though I’ve never been allowed to use it stateside.)

      • Sweet Pea

        Lost?! I know you are but what am I. And I appreciate your concession and acknowledge your recognition of the preferred way to spell socialising.

      • Lex Walker

        “I know you are but what am I?” Come on, you’re better than that. But yeah, never understood the American insistence on placing a ‘z’ everywhere, though I remain equally baffled by the British pronunciation of “aluminum”. Does it sound cooler in Brit-speak? Yeah, but phonetically I don’t know how that word ends in “min-you-um”.

      • Sweet Pea

        I suppose I would have to agree with you on the “aluminium” point, it does seem a weird pronunciation when you just look at it’s spelling. While we’re on this topic though, one thing that really annoys me is the American pronunciation of “route”, that should never have happened.

      • Lex Walker

        I’m going to assume you mean the way Americans usually pronounce it as “rout” instead of “root”? That’s a weird one because even in the US that’s on a person-by-person basis, but I think the majority say “rout”. I was raised on French and English, so I always learned it as “root”. No one in the US really bats an eyelash when someone says either one though.

      • Joseph M

        Chloe’s too small to play a bad ass Jedi. Give it to Jennifer Lawrence, she’s tough in real life. Also, I’m willing to have a sex change if it means a part in the film, Mr. Abrams. I’m also available for the role of the intelekshual.

      • Lex Walker

        …eh?

      • Joseph M

        Aw, Lex! My comment accidentally ended-up within the grammar fight. I want no part of this bloodshed!

      • Guest

        Me neither. Arguing with this lunatic and his fuzzy logic is like trying to potty train a baby; long-winded, frustrating and forces you to deal with loads of someone else’s shit.

      • Bob

        You clearly haven’t seen Kick-Ass cause if you have you would have to realize how, well, stupid this comment is. Not saying your stupid. Chloe is also bigger now, because you know she aged a little. She’s perfect…she’s actually a late teen badass…who can do action like a badass…

      • Joseph M

        It’s stupid because I don’t think she has the right build? That silliness aside, Bob, I’m off to watch the Kick Ass 2 trailer to see if she’s got bigger. I’ll get back to you.

      • Joseph M

        Well, i sat through that trailer (which was tough because I’m older than 15). Bob – she’s 5″3 – too small.

      • ME

        Yes, for Star Wars! What’s the problem? Keep yourself far away! And your laughter as well.

        He should have been applied in the prequel trilogy, not Hayden. (It was close to become reality.)

        AND THEO JAMES PLEASE, J.J. CONSIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chris gault

      James Franco was so high during Oz filming he could barely deliver his lines … ruined the film

      • ME

        You think he ruined the film. Really? The truth is that HE saved it to the level it is.

        And what ruined? The weak script, the weak CGI, and it is hard to say but…. the female characters.

        FRANCO FOR STAR WARS!

        AND THEO JAMES AS WELL. :)

      • Marktown

        I just finished ‘Oz’ for the first time last night. Franco’s monkey friend stole the show as far as I’m concerned. Franco was the usual wooden James Franco and detracted from the movie. Same as every movie he’s been in that I’ve seen.

      • Ertehe

        The solution is so simple! You should avoid his movies…

  • http://www.ericjgeller.com Eric Geller

    I am a writer for TheForce.Net and I have confirmed with Lucasfilm that this is indeed authentic.

    http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Authentic_Star_Wars_Episode_VII_Casting_Details_Leak_Online_152667.asp

  • Víctor Merán

    What about Luke, Han, and Leia?

    • ME

      Probably they will be played by Hamill, Ford, and Fisher… and asked, not cast. :)

      • Víctor Merán

        Well, I asked because they have a seventy-something man in that casting breakdown, and that sounded to me like either Luke or Han, so… :P

      • ME

        OK but these characters were played by them and we know that they will appear in the new episode as well, so they won’t cast anybody for these roles. I think this old person will be a Jedi who survived the killing spree… or a sith… maybe a new emperor. :) Who knows.

        And it would be a great thing to see Ahsoka as a live action character in the new films!

        AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEO JAMES IN THE MOVIE AS WELL!

        AND JAMES FRANCO!!!

  • Pk

    Chloe moretz all the way! Please make it happen!!

  • Elephant

    Makes me wish I was fit. But I’m fat. Oh well, someone has to watch these movies.

    • Lex Walker

      Are you 30-something? An intellectual?! You’ve still got a shot!

  • KryptonianKnight

    Female protagonist huh, that’s right in JJ’s wheelhouse. If that is true, I am not surprised.

  • Bob

    So supposedly Lucasfilm confirmed this is real. Lets go Chloe Grace Moretz and Haliee Steinfeld as the two teen girls! Chloe the main character.

    • Bob

      Hailee*

      • Pk

        Hell yeah both are perfect!!

  • chris gault

    all the creepers are voting below for Chloe Moretz … she doesn’t really fit the bill for Jaina Solo guys.

    • Víctor Merán

      Seconded.

    • Pk

      Shut up

  • lester

    leave star wars alone disney, episode 3 is the perfect movie to end making. Episode 6 ended nicely, now you will shit on them with dumbass jj.

  • Glorious_Cause

    Make it stop. Hollywood is out of ideas and should be purged.

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  • Hmm….

    Chloe is a great actress but she may already have a too high a profile and it is only going to get bigger with the Carrie re-make and Kick Ass 2. If you look at the actors from both Abram’s Star Trek and Lucas’ original Star Wars most of their names wouldn’t have been as well recognised as hers (at least as movie stars).

    It’s a good mix their looking for, consider the young age of most of them I just hope they don’t get stuck in the usual love triangle mess.

  • emd2k3

    Charles Dance or GTFO.

  • natalie7

    this is all garbage. more teen agnst nonsense. STAR WARS 7 should be about the millennium falcon being stolen, (so we get to see harrison ford angry) his gunslinging, pilot/jedi padawan daughter HOPE, (played by us soccer goalie (HOPE SOLO)and master skywalker have to go and find it, and while searching for it she uncovers a new threat to the galaxy. HOPE SOLO and mark hamill= cinema gold

  • doctor_robot

    no chloe… i want a fresh face.

  • doctor_robot

    no chloe… i want a fresh face.

  • arpaeyh

    I don’t know if this movie trilogy will be “dark” like Episode III was (and a failure at that), but I guess the Rebels might be more up people’s roads who are looking for something a little less stereotypical of traditional Star Wars movie storylines and more edgy with the bounty hunters and the underworld. The movie will just fall into the same traps as previous incarnations with all the colorfully dressed Jedi fighting the armored troops and so on.

    I know Abrams wants to “honor but not worship” the original trilogy but these castings kind of sound like the stereotypical Star Wars cast. Think about how the prequels strayed off and we got pinned into Natalie Portman’s horrible acting for 3 movies, not mention the Whinakin Skywalker debacle. This will be made to appeal to kids and the family demographic if Lucas were in charge, so I have some hope Abrams strays away from these things. You have to remember what he did in Star Trek 2 however and put a new twist on Khan. Yet its a modern twist, but still the same concept, not exactly new.

  • sunshine

    looks fake as f*&#

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  • André Camilo

    Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Sharman, Adam Driver, John Noble, Olivia Cooke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Vincent Kartheiser.

  • André Camilo

    Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Sharman, Adam Driver, John Noble, Olivia Cooke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Vincent Kartheiser.

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