Casting For New “Star Wars” Movie Drives Hundreds To Audition In Troy

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Hundreds attend a casting call for the new "Star Wars" movie in Troy. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Hundreds attend a casting call for the new “Star Wars” movie in Troy. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

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TROY (WWJ) – May the force be with you.

That’s what hundreds of young people were hoping for as they attended an open casting call in Troy for a new “Star Wars” movie. Twenty-one-year-old Chase Garrett of Riverview told WWJ’s Beth Fisher that he would love to be in it.

“I’ve always been a big fan of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” and I really loved what J.J. Abrams did in the last one, so I figured I’d come out here and give it a shot,” said Garrett. “I fit one of the characters pretty good.”

They were casting for a young woman in her late teens and a 19 to 23 year-old man. Jake Chase of Romulus would like a shot:

Star Wars Casting Call 3 (BFisher)“Just the opportunity … I really want to be a part of the movies and “Star Wars” is like the biggest movie – growing up as a kid watching the originals. I’m really excited,” said Chase.

Hundreds turned out for the auditions.

Some traveled from other cities for the  casting call in Troy and were a bit concerned about the tornado watch that’s in effect. Amber Bailer of Big Rapids has a three-hour drive home:

“I didn’t know about the tornado watch until I actually got here … I heard somebody else talking about it so I’m a little nervous about going back home. But hopefully it will be okay,” said Bailer.

Some others say they are a little concerned, too — when another young man says his parents are worried about the weather.

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