‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Casting Call And Auditions Set To Begin

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams set to begin casting and auditions for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. Abrams will direct from a screenplay written by Jack Thorne.

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 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. Click here if you are interested in being submitted to the casting directors for “Star Wars: Episode IX” for acting roles and extra roles.

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 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

To be cast 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

United Kingdom:

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:



Production Companies:

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
Pinewood Studios
Main Admin Building
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath, Bucks SLO ONH
United Kingdom

Carbonado Industries (UK) Ltd
3 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith, London
United Kingdom, W6 9PE

Lucasfilm, LTD
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

The Walt Disney Studios
3 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9PE
United Kingdom

Executive Producer:

Callum Greene


J.J. Abrams
Kathleen Kennedy
Michelle Rejwan

Production Manager:

D.J. Carson


J.J. Abrams
Jack Thorne


J.J. Abrams


John Schwartzman


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.