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It was only a matter of time before newly minted Oscar winner (and fashion icon, and America’s newest sweetheart) Lupita Nyong’o became in demand for something a little bigger than “12 Years a Slave.” Well, it can’t get much bigger than “Star Wars: Episode VII” can it? Latino Review reports the Oscar winner could be very close to signing on for a lead role in the new franchise which has Adam Driver attached in a villainous capacity thus far. The role she is up for is not one of theRead More
We’ve got Adam Driver as the villain, but who will be the Jedi to take him on in “Star Wars: Episode VII”? Variety reports it just may be one of these five relatively unknown young actors: Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. The trade doesn’t specify the character the five men are up for, but does call it “the lead role.” Plemons is the name we’ve heard before in connection with this specific part, and it appears he hasn’t quite locked it down yet,Read More
Have we mentioned yet how insane Adam Driver’s career is? Because it just got even more insane. Variety is now reporting that the “Girls” star is nearing a deal to play the villain in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” said to be “in the vein of Darth Vader.” His deal hasn’t officially closed yet, but it sounds like it’s getting closed, as the trade is confident enough to say he’s the first cast member unveiled for JJ Abrams’ sequel to the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time. Driver’s name hasRead More
Oh, the “Star Wars: Episode VII” rumor mill is far from done churning out even more intriguing possibilities, kids. Now THR jumps in with a couple of bombshells of their own as an addendum to yesterday’s report that Jesse Plemons is a serious contender for one of the lead roles. According to the trade, JJ Abrams met with Michael Fassbender last month about taking a role, and “Girls” breakout star Adam Driver is also being eyed for a role, though presumably a different one. It seems like Driver and PlemonsRead More
Landry Clarke is about to hit the big time. After impressing on TV in shows like “Friday Night Lights” and “Breaking Bad,” Jesse Plemons how appears on the precipice of a break on a whole other level, as The Wrap reports the Texas-born actor is now in serious contention for one of the lead roles in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Now, like many of the other “Star Wars” stories we’ve reported on in recent months, nothing is official yet. But The Wrap’s sources say Plemons put himself on tape forRead More
Suddenly-everywhere Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton is the latest name linked to “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Well, sort of. He’s another guy who’s gone in for a read, according to Latino Review. Naturally, there are no further details on which character he may have read for or what his chances are of actually being cast, but LR further detail that Stapleton may have gotten in trouble with his people and Lucasfilm because he talked a little too freely about having gone in to audition. Whoops! Whether that has affected his chancesRead More
At this point it might be easier to list the young actors who are not going in for meetings on “Star Wars: Episode VII”, but since JJ Abrams and Disney refuse to give us any real news, we’ll just entertain ourselves with even more meeting/audition stories. Latino Review has two more names to reveal today, two guys who have had very good summers this year. “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan and “The Butler” star David Oyelowo both went in for meetings about the secretive franchise reboot, though the rolesRead More
We probably all could have called this one, but Latino Review confirms it with sources: Saoirse Ronan has gone in for a meeting or an audition for an unspecified role in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Meanwhile, Bleeding Cool takes it one step further, reporting it is indeed the lead role in the film that she met for. Given their similar ages and even appearance, it may stand to reason that Ronan went in for the same role that Rachel Hurd-Wood also read for last month. What does this tell us?Read More
Now, it’s not time to panic just yet, Alex Pettyfer haters, because an audition is certainly a far cry from actually being cast, but Latino Review reports the “I Am Number Four” actor is going in for a meeting about a lead role in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” In less upsetting news, British actress Rachel Hurd-Wood has also auditioned for a role, presumably to play the daughter of Princess Leia and Han Solo. Deep breaths, everybody. Both of these are obviously very preliminary. LR are careful to point out thatRead More
Two unlikely names have emerged in connection with “Star Wars Episode VII”, and it’s probably too early to tell how solid this rumor is, but Latino Review is reporting Disney has been bringing up Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling very frequently in connection with the highly anticipated sequel. LR can’t pinpoint what character Efron is up for, though Gosling is in line for the role of Luke Skywalker’s son, which would make some sense since the new film, to be directed by JJ Abrams despite recent rumors, takes place 30Read More