'Star Wars' Adds 2 Newcomers To 'Episode VII'
By ZACH SEEMAYER
July 06, 2014
Two fresh faces are flying off to that far, far away galaxy as Star Wars: Episode VII has tapped new actors to flesh out its cast, according to Variety.
Actress Crystal Clarke, a U.K. performer whose debut film The Moon And The Sun is set to be released in 2015, and British actor Pip Andersen, best known for his parkour skills, have been hired by the production in unspecified roles.
Andersen got to show off his free-running abilities while playing Spider-Man in an awesome 2012 commercial for Sony. Check it out, below.
In a press statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, "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."
In 1977, when the original Star Wars film was released, it was Mark Hamill's feature film debut, as well as one of the first leading roles for Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. So casting unknowns for this particular series is, indeed, tradition.
Principle photography for Episode VII is currently underway at Pinewood Studios in London and is helmed by Star Trek rebooter J.J. Abrams. The film is currently slated for a December 18, 2015 release.
As promised, here is Pip Andersen free-running around the rooftops of England in a Spidey suit: