The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII continues to grow, with LucasFilm announcing the addition of two young actors chosen as part of the production’s open casting call.
The most recently added cast member are American actor Crystal Clarke, who makes her feature-film debut in next year’s The Moon and the Sun, and British actor Pip Anderson, a parkour expert who appeared in a 2012 Sony Xperia ad tied to The Amazing Spider-Man. You can watch the commercial below, which showcases some of Anderson’s skills.
“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,” said LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy in the official announcement of the casting. “We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film.”
The open casting call was announced last year and attracted almost 70,000 hopeful actors who attended the casting events in person or submitted applications online, according to LucasFilm.
The announcement also noted that Episode VII production will take a two-week break in August in order to account for Harrison Ford’s recent on-set injury, but indicated that the release date of December 18, 2015, is not in danger of being pushed back.
“Harrison is doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon,” reads the statement.