Major Star Wars: Episode VII casting news coming soon as two actors reportedly audition for roles
The only casting news that could possibly compete with the backlash over Ben Affleck becoming Batman would be the casting for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. If J.J. Abrams and the Lucasfilm gang don't cast well, the Internet will create a rage tsunami of such force that it will be felt like the shockwave from when the Death Star destroyed Alderaan.
Latino Review has been posting several scoops about STAR WARS: EPISODE VII ranging from the return of Emperor Palpatine to the potential Christmas 2015 release date and are claiming we are on the verge of major casting news to come officially from the studio. While we wait for that, they also shared two actors who may have auditioned for roles in upcoming chapter of the STAR WARS saga.
For the role of Han Solo and Leia's daughter, PETER PAN actress Rachel Hurd-Wood has possibly read for the part. The 23-year-old Brit is the first to audition but may not be the last. Her biggest roles since PETER PAN have been in Tom Tywker's PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING, and SOLOMON KANE. While it may not reflect in her filmography, I recall her fondly in PETER PAN as a strong Wendy and she would do well as the offspring of Han and Leia.
The other rumored audition is MAGIC MIKE alum Alex Pettyfer. Which role Pettyfer is going for is unknown to the source but Latino Review does theorize that it could be for the son of Luke Skywalker, the part earmarked for Ryan Gosling. Pettyfer is more of a pretty face than a talented actor. I wouldn't be opposed to him being in the film, but I am sure there are better candidates out there.
Whichever the case may be, if all is to be believed, we should know a lot more officially very soon. Production is still rumored to begin in January 2014 with the release still on track for sometime in 2015.