'Star Wars' auditions coming to Nashville

In this March 1976 publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director, George Lucas, and actor, Mark Hamill, who portrays young Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of the original 'Star Wars.' There’s no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty farm, a love of fast vehicles, a rebel who battles an overpowering empire, George Lucas is the hero he created, Luke Skywalker. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM)

In this March 1976 publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director, George Lucas, and actor, Mark Hamill, who portrays young Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of the original "Star Wars." There’s no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty farm, a love of fast vehicles, a rebel who battles an overpowering empire, George Lucas is the hero he created, Luke Skywalker. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM)

Will the next Jedi Knight be discovered in Nashville?

Talent scouts for an unnamed Disney feature film are holding open casting calls across the country for two lead roles – and they’ll make a stop in Nashville on November 24.

Though Disney has declined to confirm, news outlets and fans around the world believe the film is the next “Star Wars” movie, scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.

UPDATE: A publicist at Lucasfilm contacted The Tennessean to confirm that this is in fact for "Star Wars: Episode VII"

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Comments » 1

Eagleeye38 writes:

Heard that one of the characters will be named Darth Redneckus...hence the Nashville trip.

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