Star Wars: Episode IX Enlists Keri Russell for 'Action-Heavy' Role

07 July, 2018, 09:50 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • 'Star Wars Episode IX' Taps Keri Russell For Role

Production is set to begin at the end of July. Apparently, Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with several actresses for the role over the past two months and have settled on Russell.

According to Variety, Russell is in talks to play an undisclosed role in Star Wars IX that requires "action-heavy fight scenes". But let's be real, the role was probably hers all along, given her long working relationship with Abrams, who created her most famous role in his hit series Felicity.

Russell, and the film's director, J.J. Abrams have worked together before on Mission Impossible: III. Abrams is directing the upcoming Star Wars film and has been spending most of his time working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan. But that won't stop us from speculating who Russell might play. Probably not, Disney has stayed away from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, so it doesn't seem likely they would start taking from it at this point in the trilogy.

Serena Williams complains about being drug tested more than her tennis rivals
In the women's draw, Serena's sister Venus overcame a slow start to claim a 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-1 win over Swede Johanna Larsson . I didn't serve at all. "I'm happy to get through that", she said , adding that she was "just taking one match at a time".

Abrams previously directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first instalment in the rebooted franchise, and returned to take charge of the new movie after Colin Trevorrow dropped out over creative differences. "I would do anything for JJ, honestly, I would do craft service".

Star Wars Episode IX is in cinemas Thursday, December 19, 2019. He has been slowly adding up the pieces for the film, and now it is being reported that a new warrior female role is being discussed with Keri Russell.

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