Hollywood, CA- In an unparalleled move, director George Lucas has decided to refilm the original Star Wars trilogy, recasting the movies completely with midgets.
"I often sit back and watch my movies, and I've always found something lacking. It was hard to put my finger on," said Lucas in a recent interview for Entertainment Tonight.
Lucas mentioned on-air that he is still looking for a "really, really small" midget to play the roll of R2D2. "As with the original movies, no real acting skills are necessary, so if you feel you are right for the part, please come in for an audition."
Needless to say, there has been a large migration of midgets to California since the casting call was announced. We caught up to Lucas in a pleasant café in Los Angeles. The aging director was all smiles as he told us "the response has been breathtaking. These little people are very, very talented and have a lot to give. The population at large [he kept a straight face here, so we assume he intended no pun] would do well to take the time to get to know these kind-hearted folk as I have."
A longtime Star Wars and midget fan, Kelly McCormick said, "I'm very excited to hear Lucas's plans! I have often said that I would watch ANY movie recast with midgets."
Filming starts immediately with hopes of releasing the movie Summer 2006.