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Episode VII Casting Update

Hurd-Wood and Pettyfer have Auditioned?

By Robert T. Trate     August 29, 2013
Source: Latino Review

Latino Review has dropped the news that two people have auditioned Star Wars Episode VII. That’s an audition not cast. First off, they are reporting that Rachel Hurd-Wood (2003‘s Peter Pan) has gone in for an audition and read for the part of Leia and Han’s daughter. If J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt follow the expanded universe, she just read for Jaina Solo.

The other actor that Latino Review is reporting to have read for a part is Alex Pettyfer. Pettyfer can currently be seen in The Butler and he also co-starred in Magic Mike. Who Pettyfer read for at this time is unknown. 

They did report that Lucasfilm is going to make a major casting announcement soon. Rest assured Maniacs, Mania gets press releases directly from Lucasfilm and Disney. When we know, you will know, officially!


Star Wars Episode VII is slated to arrive in 2015. 


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wish 8/29/2013 8:38:49 AM

She's super cute and talented from what I remeber of the 2003 Peter Pan movie, Alex Pettyfer is not an actor I've liked or respected over the last few years, and the word on him is that he's an asshole and difficult to work with, that's why he's not Robert Pattinson level of fame.   I'm sure we're gonna hear plenty more of these rumours until we get the official news on casting, which I'm sure will be soon if they plan to start shooting in January.

axia777 8/29/2013 10:39:56 AM

Jaina and Jacen Solo?????  So it looks the Solo twins are in!!!! YES!!! This is bar none the best casting news for the new Star Wars so far. I hope it is confirmed as being true.

monkeyfoot 8/29/2013 10:44:09 AM

I've never seen either of these twos work but I certainly leave it up to the casters to know what they are looking for.

One of the internet rumors is that they are casting a son for Luke as well.

axia777 8/29/2013 10:46:36 AM

That would be Ben Skywalker.  Sounds like they are using the EU materials a lot more than they said.  This is SWEET!

ElBaz13 8/29/2013 10:59:49 AM

I'm willing to bet they will use some of the EU stuff but not the exact stories.

So yeah, they could use the Solo kids and Ben Skywalker but their origins and stories won't be the same as the books.

axia777 8/29/2013 11:10:09 AM

That is what I am guessing to ElBaz.  But if they have Ben Skywalker then they have to have Mara Jade Skylwaker.  SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

momitchell7 8/29/2013 11:23:09 AM

Just becasue they are having children doesn't mean they're following any EU... People grow up, sometimes get married and sometimes even have kids - it's a crazy thing.

fft5305 8/29/2013 11:49:02 AM

Took the words right out of my mouth, momitchell...

axia777 8/29/2013 11:55:44 AM

If they have plans to use Jaina and Jacen Solo then they are at least following part of the EU.  The same goes for Ben Skywalker.

hanso 8/29/2013 12:19:33 PM

Monkeyfoot, watch Magic Mike.

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