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  • 22 May 2014, 8:45

Star Wars Fans Given Chance To Be In New Film

The director of the new Star Wars film is offering fans the chance to appear in Episode VII.

In a video recorded from the set in Abu Dhabi, JJ Abrams announced a new Unicef charity campaign run by Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot, his own production company.

Fans can donate $10 (£6) or more to Star Wars: Force For Change in exchange for a chance to win the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The prize includes flights to London and accommodation for the winner and a guest, going behind-the-scenes at Pinewood Studios, meeting the cast and playing a character in a scene.

"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe," said Abrams.

"We're thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII.

"We're even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with Unicef Innovation Labs and projects."

There are a maximum of 10,000 entries per person and the competition closes on July 18.

The campaign is being run by Omaze, a company which has experience offering such packages for charity, having this year already given people the chance to ride in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the benefit of after-school programmes.

Star Wars: Episode VII began filming on May 16 - with Abu Dhabi the first location - before the cast and crew come back to London.

The film is due for release in December 2015.

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