Jason Flemyng Teases STAR WARS Involvement
Just in case you haven’t had your fill of Star Wars news today, we have another piece of news to bring you. Unlike the story that I posted earlier today which states that Matt Smith has met with the folks involved with the film, we have evidence of possible involvement. Jason Flemyng posted a pic today via Instagram that was rather telling. The image, which you see to the right, shows us a pint of beer and red script. It’s the quote that is most revealing.
Pint of Stella and ” Star Wars” script! That’s me sorted till 5!
We know that the script is in a stage of flux right now, with JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasden recently taking over the writing duties. This leads us to ask whether this is a completed script or one created just for the purpose of auditions, which is not uncommon. This isn’t Flemyng’s first foray into the world of Star Wars, as last fall he hinted that Matthew Vaughn would be taking the reigns of the Star Wars films, all but confirming that fact.
Flemyng is no stranger to the nerd world, as he has portrayed characters in two comic book movies, Azazel in X-Men: First Class and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This is a pretty brazen act, especially considering the secrecy that is surrounding this project. It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on whether Flemyng lands a role in the film.
For those wondering about the red paper used on the script, it’s a tactic used to prevent duplication. Using dark print on red paper is allegedly much more difficult to copy than the traditional black type on white paper. It doesn’t, however, take into account the use of cell phone cameras.
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