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Rumor: British newcomer up for major role in Star Wars: Episode VII

Apr. 10, 2014by: Jesse Giroux

A few days ago Disney chairman Alan Horn said casting for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII was almost complete, and some filming has already begun. We still don't know which actors and actresses will definitely appear in J.J. Abrams' movie, however it sounds like there just might be some truth to this latest rumor.

Multiple sources have told THR British actress and Oxford student Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being considered for a major role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. If the name doesn't sound familiar it's because the actress doesn't have any movie credits, although she has appeared in local plays for Mephisto, There Will Be Red and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide. Richardson-Sellers might be up for the role, but two sources also say she hasn't been offered the part yet, so even if this rumor is true, there's a chance she won't get the part. Maybe it's the same one 12 YEARS A SLAVE's Lupita Nyong'o was rumored for last month?

J.J. Abrams has cast newcomers or unknown actors for lead roles before in his films, so it really wouldn't be that surprising for an actress with no film credits to nab a huge part in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. I promise someday soon we'll have real, confirmed news on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, but until then we're just going to have to deal with all of these rumors and speculations on J.J. Abrams' new movie.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is scheduled to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.

Source: THR

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1:36PM on 04/10/2014

this is just like waiting...

...for your wife to be ready for sex after giving birth. oh, its going to happen eventually...and when it does, youll be happy. but, til then its a tiring game of ''hurry up and wait".
...for your wife to be ready for sex after giving birth. oh, its going to happen eventually...and when it does, youll be happy. but, til then its a tiring game of ''hurry up and wait".
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12:16PM on 04/10/2014

zzzzzzzzz

Wake me up when the trailer is here.
Wake me up when the trailer is here.
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11:30AM on 04/10/2014
OMG with these Fucking Rumors.
OMG with these Fucking Rumors.
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11:27AM on 04/10/2014
These are the casting rumors I like to hear. Sick of all the big time known-name talk . . .
These are the casting rumors I like to hear. Sick of all the big time known-name talk . . .
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10:18AM on 04/10/2014

I don't mean any harm with my questions here...

before someone wants to get ultra sensitive for no reason...
but with all the rumors of black actors up for roles, do you think we're talking Lando's kids? Windu's kids? adopted kids? Or are we talking about new families/characters entirely? I'm genuinely curious about this, and to be honest, im more excited to see how this plays out than the usual suspect casting of Skywalkers and Solos. I wish the originals weren't even involved.
before someone wants to get ultra sensitive for no reason...
but with all the rumors of black actors up for roles, do you think we're talking Lando's kids? Windu's kids? adopted kids? Or are we talking about new families/characters entirely? I'm genuinely curious about this, and to be honest, im more excited to see how this plays out than the usual suspect casting of Skywalkers and Solos. I wish the originals weren't even involved.
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10:27AM on 04/10/2014
What possible harm could come from your question? Bc a question involves race doesn't
make it bad. Anyone who would be racially offended by ur comment is fn stupid. That you don't want the originals involved is the only think that could upset some ppl. With all that said, if Han and Leia broke up, I could see her being Han's (long-lost) daughter. Or "apprentice."
What possible harm could come from your question? Bc a question involves race doesn't
make it bad. Anyone who would be racially offended by ur comment is fn stupid. That you don't want the originals involved is the only think that could upset some ppl. With all that said, if Han and Leia broke up, I could see her being Han's (long-lost) daughter. Or "apprentice."
10:53AM on 04/10/2014
people on the internet get offended if you simply say "black" sometimes, so might as well cover the ground before some clowns take it the wrong way
people on the internet get offended if you simply say "black" sometimes, so might as well cover the ground before some clowns take it the wrong way
11:01AM on 04/10/2014
What do you mean 'some clowns'?
What do you mean 'some clowns'?
12:38PM on 04/10/2014
That's right Soloist, don't let him get away with it, Conz has revealed himself as a rotten clownophobic!

That's right Soloist, don't let him get away with it, Conz has revealed himself as a rotten clownophobic!

12:42PM on 04/10/2014
But wasn't there actually an article that talked about Obi wan Kenobi (an unchaste jedi?) having black grandchildren in this film? Anyway she's cute.

But wasn't there actually an article that talked about Obi wan Kenobi (an unchaste jedi?) having black grandchildren in this film? Anyway she's cute.

10:18AM on 04/10/2014
Awesome! Another rumor.
Awesome! Another rumor.
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