Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams has been announced as the new director for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’, replacing Colin Trevorrow. Jack Thorne has signed on to rewrite the screenplay. Pre-production officially began September 12, 2017.
Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with PLT Productions and Ram Bergman Productions are now set to begin filming “Star Wars: Episode IX” in June, 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. All talent must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. Details below.
J.J. Abrams will 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 Jamie Christopher. 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.
Star Wars: Episode IX Casting Calls
To work on “Star Wars: Episode IX” as an actor, extra, stand-in, or photo-double, you are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom, where filming will take place. The London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on film and productions in London and the United Kingdom. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Open casting call dates and locations will be posted here when they are scheduled.
Submission Information for Speaking Roles
Nina Gold Casting
117 Chevening Road
London NW6 6DU
NOTE: Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles, New York, and London. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for those talent agents here. If you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.
Star Wars: Episode IX Extras Casting:
Extras registration and open calls will be posted here as they become available. Please check back.
Star Wars: Episode IX Crew Members & Production Staff
Experienced film crew members and production staff who are available to work in London can submit resumes to the following:
ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
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
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
The Walt Disney Studios
3 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9PE
Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
Andy Serkis – Supreme Leader Snoke
John Boyega – Finn
Lupita Nyong’o – Maz Kanata
The upcoming ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the final film in the sequel trilogy.