Star Wars: Episode VII Targeting Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers?

Star Wars: Episode VII Targeting Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers?Unknown actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers might be prepping for a major big screen debut. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the young talent is up for an undisclosed role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The trade goes on to theorize that the role may be that of one of Obi-Wan Kenobi's descendants, a previously-rumored part that they report is still open.

Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford are all heavily rumored to appear as older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, while names like Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega are believed to be among the project's fresh faces. At this time, however, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have only confirmed a single star: R2-D2.

With this past weekend's revelation that Star Wars: Episode VII is already in production, expect some additional confirmations regarding the much-anticipated release in the very near future and check back for full details as they become available.

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