Rumor: Tudors Star in Talks for Latest Star Wars Film

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jonathan_rhys_meyers_portrait_a_pIt’s been a few since we’ve had the chance to report news on the Star Wars front. So far, we know that JJ Abrams, who just opened his second film in the popular Star Trek franchise, will be helming the latest film in what is one of the top film franchises in history. We also know that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be returning in some fashion, but we don’t know too many details. With a release date set for summer 2015, production on the film will likely start up early next year in the UK, so we can expect to see things coming together in the coming months.

Tonight, we have our first casting rumor outside the aforementioned trio.  Latino Review is reporting that Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to take on an unknown role and according to the site, he pretty much already has the part. Meyers has previously worked with Abrams on Mission: Impossible III, so the working relationship is already there.

Meyers gained a lot of attention for his portrayal of Henry VII, gaining several award nominations for the part. Meyers can be seen later this year in the big screen adaptation of the popular young adult novel Mortal Instruments: City of Bones alongside Lily Collins and Lena Heady. Star Wars: Episode VII is being written by Toy Story 3 and Hunger Games: Catching Fire scribe Michael Arndt.

For now, I’d file this under the rumor file and with JJ Abrams involved, you can expect a lot of denial and nay-saying regardless of whether Meyers is in talks or not. Meyers is a talented actor, with a style all his own. He has a certain arrogance about him that really came through in Tudors, which helped him fill the role so well. Should he be actually joining the film, look for him to be playing a villain, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him fight for the side of good. We’ll keep you up to date as more info comes along.

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Source : Latino Review