Here's your chance to star in Star Wars

04:28, May 22 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams is giving fans a shot at a cameo in the film that's set to be released next year.

Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot have teamed up for a campaign to raise funds for Unicef. Abrams announced the initiative in a video from the set of the movie in Abu Dhabi.

For every US$10 donation at Omaze.com/StarWars, contributors will become eligible to appear in the film when it shoots in London. One lucky winner will be flown to London, transformed by the makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character to be filmed for an actual scene in Episode VII. The campaign runs to  July 18.

Original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reunite and reprise their roles for Episode VII.

As well as Ford, who plays Han Solo, Fisher, who is Princess Leia, and Hamill, who is Luke Skywalker, original cast members Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2D2) reprise their roles.

Also in the film are Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow.

Disney will release Star Wars: Episode VII, which will be set 30 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi, in December 2015. Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, and immediately put a new Star Wars trilogy into development.

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