Star Wars director gives fans shot at cameo

      (WJLA) - "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams is giving fans a shot at a cameo in the film that is set to be released next year.

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

      For every $10 donation at, contributors will become eligible to appear in the film when it shoots in London. The campaign began just after midnight Wednesday and runs until 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 18.

      The cast of "Episode VII" was revealed in April, and Adam Driver is among the newbies. Disney will release the film in December 2015.