Star Wars Episode 7 News

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd-Wood Considered for Star Wars: Episode 7. Major Casting News Coming Soon?

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Latino Review got some more Star Wars rumors for us. This time it's some casting possibilities. Do you want to know who is being considered to play the daughter of Leia and Han Solo?...

So according to some of their sources this is just a read for the role and nothing is certain:

We know who went in for an audition to play the daughter of Princess Leia (and presumably Han Solo)…And got it confirmed via representation and other solid sources:

Rachel Hurd-Wood
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Our sources told us that she went in for a read and, so far, was the only one that went in for the part. However, there will be other girls going for a read, meaning SHE DOESN’T HAVE THE ROLE YET!! We want to be very clear on that before it gets blown out of context.

Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model who isis known for her role as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan.

That’s not the only thing I found out! I’ve now heard from a number of people that another actor is going for a meeting to possibly star in the film:

Alex Pettyfer
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Pettyfer starred in the 2012 movie Magic Mike, and played a supporting role Lee Daniels film The Butler.

As for what Pettyfer is going in for? Your guess is as good as mine, but I would say he’s going in for Skywalker’s son now that Gosling has declined.
Personally I like only one of the above but the most interesting part follows:
One last note, I’m hearing there is a major casting news (not what I reported above) dropping very soon via Lucasfilm. It could even be officially announced today… but I promised that I wouldn’t say a word on it.

Source: Latino Review


  1. Girl is great choice but not sure about the boy. But i know that JJ and kathleen will do best for star wars. I belive in them.

  2. Seems like every week we're promised some sort of news and yet (next to) nothing has been confirmed. I'm in denial that this movie is even happening, let alone will be released in 2015.

    1. we're not being promised news at all. Anything 'promised' is mere speculation and rumors. "I'm in denial that this movie is even happening, let alone will be released in 2015." What on earth are you talking about haha. The film's not even out for 2 years yet, why are you expecting news news news news news news.

    2. Okay, okay. Maybe I shouldn't have used the word "promised" but I'm waiting on pins and needles for SOMETHING of substance. A film of this size needs time to be shot, edited, SFX completed, etc. I'm just saying they need to get the ball rolling or we won't be seeing anything until 2016. I'm hoping it comes out May of '15 but the way things are progressing, I am just a little worried that's all.

  3. I've not seen the girl act but I have seen the guy. He wasn't bad. I can actually say I feel these two are low radar enough and also interesting looking.

    So no problems here. So far so good...

  4. I have to say, with regards to casting new characters, I really like the notion of using relative unknowns.

  5. I AGREE! Unknowns are better for Star Wars than the same old so called stars! Star wars will create stars! jennifer lawrence was world unknown before HG! Now is #1 actress/

  6. I want Jennifer Lawrence for Jaina Solo !

  7. Jennifer Lawrence is biggets female star now. She is humger game girl not star wars. Star wars can create NEXT Jennifer Lawrence not need to use expensove star like her.