Earlier this week, actor Jason Flemyng made waves in fanboy circles when he posted a photo of himself reading what he said was the Star Wars Episode VII script. Flemyng was apparently auditioning for a role in the film and the photo he posted went viral almost immediately.
Today, we follow up on the story with another courtesy of BleedingCool, who claim to have the script pages being used at the Star Wars Episode VII open casting calls. Mind you, this isn’t what Flemyng posted a photo of the other day, rather it’s what is being used to audition actors for roles being called “Rachel” and “Thomas”. Both roles are asking for teenage actors, and it’s believed that they will be the offspring of the Skywalkers.
Here are the audition script pages being used in the open casting calls:
Rachel labors to bear Thomas’s weight as they inch their way down a deserted road, blood dripping from his leg.
He’s trying to stomach an apple
THOMAS (kidding): Can’t you go any faster?
RACHEL: Shut up and eat your apple.
He enjoyed that, but every step is sheer agony on the leg.
RACHEL: There’s a barn a little farther up the road…
A big barn, dark and damp. Rachel covers the floor with hay, then lays out her sleeping bag. Thomas looks through her backpack for anything he can use as a bandage.
RACHEL: You need rest.
She lowers him down – which puts her face mere inches from his open would. She cringes without meaning to.
THOMAS: Sorry. I know it’s –
RACHEL: It’s fine. I’m just not a big fan of blood.
THOMAS: You know, for such a tough girl, you’re kind of squeamish.
RACHEL: Your fever’s still up. And we have to get some more food in you.
THOMAS: I’m not hungry.
RACHEL: It wasn’t a request.
She sits down next to him and takes out a loaf of bread.
THOMAS: Rachel, thanks for coming to get me.
RACHEL: Family has to stick together, right?
She starts to rise. He grabs her hand, dead serious.
THOMAS: Listen, if I don’t make it –
THOMAS: But if I don’t…
Before he can finish, she drops down next to him and looks him dead in the eye.
RACHEL: You’re not going to die. I forbid it. Okay?
RACHEL: Get some sleep.
THOMAS: What about you?
RACHEL: I will. In a bit.
As JoBlo put it, that’ s a tad bit on the nose for fans of Star Wars but more importantly it doesn’t at all sound anything like Star Wars. Maybe it’s George Lucas’ fault for forcing us to get used to his wooden and tacky dialogue, but this just doesn’t have that Star Wars feel.
You can also perfectly picture a J.J. Abrams lens flare as we see the exterior shot of this barn. How much of this is actually in the script, we don’t know but already fans of the film are starting to analyze what could amount to be something typed up for actors to read that has nothing to do with the actual script.