Star Wars open auditions venue and dates change

People queue outside the Bristol Arnolfini art centre for Star Wars open auditions People queued for hours at the Bristol open audition for Star Wars

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Details of open auditions for lead parts in the next Star Wars film have been altered following the success of the first talent search in Bristol.

Glasgow auditions have been postponed until 30 November, while new venues for other existing dates will be announced.

London, Dublin and Manchester are the other cities where producers will seek a young man and woman to play the roles in director JJ Abrams' movie.

Some 2,500 hopefuls turned up to the casting event in Bristol.

Many had to be turned away after queuing for hours in the rain.

Producers are also allowing hopefuls, unable to make an audition, to submit a video application for the parts of a "street smart" girl in her late teens and a "smart, capable" man in his early 20s by 3 December.

The roles have been named "Rachel" and "Tom" in a likely effort to disguise the real names of the Star Wars characters.

The latest details and schedule of the UK open auditions are on Twitter account @ukopencall. Open casting calls are also taking place in the US.

Abrams, who is also co-scripting the movie, is not due to attend the open auditions.

Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to begin shooting at Pinewood Studios in spring 2014, for an expected 2015 release.

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