In a new update on Sunday, Disney announced that two new actors, Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen, have been added to the cast, and that Harrison Ford’s injury will cause a brief halt in production next month.
“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. 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,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement.
American actress Clarke is currently studying in the U.K. Her first feature, “The Moon and the Sun,” will debut in 2015.
Andersen is a British actor and parkour practitioner, who showcased his skills in a 2012 ad for Sony.
The fact that the two additions are relative unknowns isn’t a surprise, based on Disney’s previous casting for the highly-anticipated film.
In the announcement on the Star Wars website is also an update on Harrison Ford’s injury. He is “doing well” after sustaining a leg injury on set, but production will pause for two weeks in August “while adjustments to the current production schedule are made,” according to the statement.
Principal photography is currently taking place in London’s Pinewood Studios. The film wrapped shooting on location in Abu Dhabi in May.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” is still on track to release on Dec. 18, 2015.