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Star Wars: Episode VII’s Search For A Lead Narrows Down To Five

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logoStar Wars: Episode VII is going to be the biggest movie coming of 2015. The seventh movie in the Star Wars saga will continue the journey of the Skywalker family, and stage the ultimate showdown between the good Jedi Knights and the evil Sith Lords. The new movie is expected to go into production at Pinewood Studios in London, England in April or May. Casting is currently in progress, and though Disney and Lucasfilm are being as closed-lipped as ever, reports say the field is narrowing down.

According to Variety, director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have reduced the list of actors up for the unnamed lead role down to five. The names on the shortlist are Jesse Plemons, John Boyega, Ed Speleers, Matthew James Thomas, and Ray Fisher, all of whom are in their early to mid-20s.

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Carrie Fisher Could Spend A Long, Long Time Filming Star Wars: Episode VII

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Carrie FisherSince Disney and Lucasfilm first announced that there will be new Star Wars movies, it’s been assumed that the big three from the original trilogy will be back. We’re of course talking about Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, we’ve taken this as a forgone conclusion. What remains to be seen, however, is how big a part they will play. According to the latest Internet scuttlebutt, they could all have substantial roles, and may spend a fair amount of time filming on the London set.

Getting a straight answer out of Fisher about whether or not she’ll be in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII has been like trying to catch a greased weasel. She has indicated that she’ll be there a couple of times, and according to Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, she plans to be on set for almost half a year.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Might Cast Adam Driver As The Film’s Villain

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Adam DriverAccording to Variety, Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams are close to signing a deal with actor Adam Driver to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s believed that he would play one of the film’s villains, who is described to be “in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader.” Darth Hipster, if you ask me. Variety says that a deal could be finalized within the next few days.

Adam Driver is getting a lot of attention these days for minor roles in prestigious films such as Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Noah Baumbauch’s Frances Ha, and the Coen Bros’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Most notably, Adam Driver is a series regular on HBO’s Girls with Lena Dunham.

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Star Wars: Episode Casting Rumors Won’t Leave Oldman And Cumberbatch Alone

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star-wars-episode-7We’ve been all waiting for Disney and Lucasfilm to announce the new characters in Star Wars: Episode VII. With only vague rumors and speculation to go on, we can only imagine who is actually going to join the saga. Appearing in a Star Wars movie can boost your career like it did for Natalie Portman and Harrison Ford, but it can also diminish whatever career you had in Hollywood, like it did for Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen. This time around, it seems that Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams are looking for actors with already established careers.

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Jack Reynor Denies Star Wars: Episode VII Rumors (Plus, Proof That Obi-Wan Is A Jerk)

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jack ReynorWith Star Wars: Episode VII expected to go into production in May, it’s only a matter of time before we start to hear official casting from Disney and Lucasfilm. While there are loads of rumors floating around, it’s unclear what is fact and fiction. Some of the choices would be great choices for the movie, but there are only so many leading roles to go around. And now you can strike one name off your Star Wars: Episode VII casting bingo card.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Might Add Transformers: Age Of Extinction’s Jack Reynor

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jack reynorRumor 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.