Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII casting news

Two young British actors are set to join the cast of Disney and Lucas Film's Star Wars: Episode VII

Relative newcomer, 22 year old Daisy Ridley (represented by Jonathan Arun) from London has landed a yet-undisclosed part, but it seems likely to be the daughter of Hans Solo and Princess Leia, for which open auditions were held.

Daisy was cast as Jessie in Youngers for Big Talk Productions in 2012. She then played a guest lead role in BBC TV series Casualty followed by small roles in Toast of London, Mr Selfridge and Silent Witness. She will make her feature film debut playing Alicia in the second Inbetweeners movie "The Long Goodbye" which will open in UK cinemas this August.

John Boyega, star of “Attack the Block” and who recently wrapped a recurring role on the Fox series “24: Live Another Day.” will play a Jedi, according to Variety.

Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will also be joining original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

 “We are so excited to finally share the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again,” said J.J. Abrams, who is directing the new film.

“We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

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