While production will be delayed on Star Wars: Episode VII for at least a month, possibly two, due to Harrison Ford’s injury on set that hasn’t stopped Disney or J.J. Abrams from adding new cast members to the film.
Two new actors have been selected, one British and the other American. Neither actor has much of a resume at this point in their young careers so being cast for a Star Wars movie could catapult their future prospects into the stratosphere.
British actor Pip Andersen may star as a character named Thomas and American actress Crystal Clarke could get the role of a teenage girl named Rachel.
Abrams is filling this film with a lot of young unknown or up and coming actors much the same way George Lucas did back in 1976 for the first Star Wars film when he cast virtual unknowns Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford for the three major roles. All three went on to successful careers in show business with Ford becoming the most prolific filmmaker of the trio.
Clarke and Andersen join other young actors in the film such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Dixie Arnold.
Barring any further delays in production Star Wars: Episode VII is due for theatrical release on December 18, 2015.