Rumor has it that Star Wars: Episode VII will go into production at Pinewood Studios in London, England this May. There are also new reports that suggest not only a production start date, but also that a majority of the film’s principal cast is already set. Of course, Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to announce any official casting, but now Harry Knowles of AICN says Jack Reynor has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Knowles claims that two sources are confirming the American-born/Irish-raised actor’s participation in the new Star Wars film. From Ain’t It Cool News:
I’m hearing that Jack Reynor, a young Irish actor that will be in this new Bay TRANSFORMERS trilogy — but that I’ve now heard from two different sources has landed a role in EPISODE VII. No idea of what role.
Jack Reynor can be seen this June in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He plays Shane Dyson, a race car driver who begins a romantic relationship with Tessa Yeager, played by Nicola Peltz. Michael Bay was quite taken by Reynor’s performance in the Irish film What Richard Did, so much so that the action director cast him in a leading role in the newest Transformers movie. Reynor also appeared in Delivery Man, the American remake of the Canadian film Starbuck, last year.