Star Trek Beyond said to hold open casting session in Dubai

Latest edition of sci-fi franchise reportedly looking for extras; to hold open sessions on August 11-13

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Star Trek Beyond, whch starts shooting in Dubai next month, is reportedly holding open casting sessions this week for fans desperate to appear in the latest edition of the sci-fi franchise.

In a Facebook post (below) movie backers have appealed to anyone aged six to 70 and of any nationality to go along to the open casting on August 11-13 at Dubai Studio City Soundstage Building B from 2-8pm.

According to The National, local casting agency Miranda Davidson Studios declined to confirm whether Star Trek Beyond is the subject of the casting call pictured above but industry insiders have suggested it is.

Star Trek Beyond is the 13th film of the Star Trek franchise and is the third since it was revived in 2009 with a new cast and under the helm of director and producer JJ Abrams, who also filmed scenes from the latest upcoming Star Wars film in the UAE.

Set to be directed by Taiwanese-American filmmaker Justin Lin, filming in Dubai will start in September, in time for a US release in July 2016.

The DFTC, the Dubai Media Office, Dubai Tourism and Commerce and Marketing (DTCM) and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will work closely together to provide all of the necessary support to facilitate the filming, while Dubai Studio City will provide technical support and location management.

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