J.J. Abrams is looking to fill the role of a military officer in his 40s similar to that of Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium for Star Wars: Episode VII.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the requirement follows the recent open casting call announced earlier this month.
Abrams, meanwhile, has been talking to Total Film about his work so far in a galaxy far, far away and more specificially what it’s like to collaborate with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.
“Working with Larry has been one of the most surreal joys of my life,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of fun working together. He’s an incredible guy and an inspiring and spectacular writer.”
Star Wars: Episode VII opens in 2D and 3D theaters on December 18, 2015.