Star Wars fans audition during open casting call for Episode VII

LONDON, England - Hundreds of Star Wars fans lined up, braving rain and wind, for a shot at being a part of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Film producers held the first in a series of public auditions in England. 

An open casting call for "Episode VII" in the popular science fiction movie franchise was advertised by Twitter.

The sequel has not been titled yet. 

It is already in pre-production and expected to be released on December 18, 2015. 

This will be the first time a "Star Wars" film will not be released during the summer.

The first in the series was released in 1977.

The project recently shuffled screenwriters, worrying much of the "Star Wars" fan universe.

Screenwriter Michael Arndt exited, with director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan taking over the script.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said the December date will "ensure our extraordinary team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture."

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