‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Casting Lead and Supporting Roles For July Production Start

Apr 14, 2017


Omega Underground has uncovered a second casting call for Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX that also reaffirms a July production start date on the film.

The previous casting call Omega Underground found was looking for extras and affirmed a July production start date in the UK. This was backed up by a second source we spotted as production information listed by My Entertainment World also mentioned the July start date.

This new casting call now is seeking leads and supporting roles. Basically, they’re about to cast the film and this supports Colin’s hints during CinemaCon that he’s been deep in pre-production on the Star Wars sequel during the filming of Jurassic World 2.

“I’m on Jurassic World 2 in the morning and helping J.A. Bayona as a writer until noon. Then, I go over to my other office at Pinewood [for Star Wars] to work. I go there in the afternoon, and we’re writing, and we’re designing, and there is a draft, and we’re throwing 110% of our souls into it, so there’ll be nothing left of me when I’m done.”

Many have assumed a release date for 2019, but the studio has yet to lock in a date for the sequel.

A reminder, Omega Underground is not with Lucasfilm or their casting departments. Do not send us headshots or resumes, they will be deleted.

Here is the new casting call.

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with PLT Productions and Ram Bergman Productions are set to begin filming “Star Wars: Episode IX” in July, 2017. Casting directors are setting up auditions for new lead and supporting roles. All actors must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. Details below. Filming will be taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas.


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Two-time Saturn Award nominee Colin Trevorrow will direct from a screenplay that he wrote with Independent Spirit Awards winner Derek Connolly, based on a story treatment by Directors Guild of America WGA Award winner Rian Johnson and characters by four-time Academy Award nominee George Lucas. Eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy will produce along with two-time Film Independent Spirit Awards nominee Ram Bergman, and four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Tony To. Also producing is Jason McGatlin and Michelle Rejwan. 1st AD is Jamie Christopher. Academy Award nominee John Schwartzman is DP. “Star Wars: Episode IX” will hit theaters in 2019 with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures handling domestic and international distribution.

Star Wars: Episode IX Casting Calls

All actors, extras, stand-ins, photo-doubles, and actors are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. The London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an extra or actor on film and television 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 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.

Extras Casting:

Extras registration and open calls will be posted here as they become available. Please check back.

Crew Members & Production Staff

Experienced film crew members and production staff who are available to work in London can submit resumes to the following:

[email protected]


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

Lucasfilm, LTD
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

Ram Bergman Productions
4201 Radford Avenue
Suite 4
Studio City, CA 91604

Keep Your Head Productions
349 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013

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


Kathleen Kennedy
Ram Bergman
Tony To
Jason McGatlin
Michelle Rejwan

Line Producer:

Callum Greene

Production Manager:

D.J. Carson


Colin Trevorrow
Derek Connolly


Colin Trevorrow


John Schwartzman


To Be Announced


The upcoming ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the final film in the sequel trilogy.


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