Rumour: Is this the casting breakdown for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Is the lead character a young woman?

With Star Wars: Episode VII edging towards a production start date, a possible casting breakdown has emerged online, giving some potential clues to the direction the new film will head in.
The team at Bleeding Cool have got their hands on a casting synopsis which outlines the key characters of the new film, with a young female protagonist top of the list.
The breakdown reads as follows:
- Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
- Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
- A late twenty-something male, fit, handsome and confident.
- Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’t need to be particularly fit.
- A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
- Forty something male, fit, military type.
- Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.
We like the inclusion of “good sense of humour” as a requirement for the leading role. No sour-pusses please…
Whether or not the breakdown is legit remains to be seen, but the site claims to be 100% convinced of its veracity. If nothing else, it should provide plenty of grist for the rumour mill.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode VII will open in the UK in May 2015.

Oh, and for an idea of who could nab the roles, we've been asking a few of Hollywood's biggest stars if they'd like to get involved...

And if you want to find out who's at the top of our casting wishlist, check out this Casting Star Wars Episode VII feature:

What do you make of the new breakdown? Tell us, below! 


    • ilikescifi

      Jun 20th 2013, 11:06

      Lead female has the qualities of Ahsoka Tano. It won't be her, but that character was the first time they addressed the gender imbalance of the Star Wars universe. I cried when she left the Order

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    • runawayrhino

      Jun 20th 2013, 11:42

      "Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit." sounds exactly like Jennifer Lawrence.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 20th 2013, 18:09 cor lets get some fit actors.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jun 20th 2013, 18:41

      This is an article I thought would have had about 50 ranty/speculative comments by now

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 20th 2013, 19:35

      *something , something star wars related...looks at watch..fatigue....*

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    • FilmBuff94

      Jun 20th 2013, 23:10

      No fatties allowed then?

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