An Unknown Actress Could Be Sky Rocketed To Stardom By STAR WARS VII


richardson-sellers-maisieNot too long ago, we learned from Disney chairman Alan Horn that casting for JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated Star Wars VII was almost complete and that some filming had already begun. The main portion of the filming is set to begin next month, so it is just a matter of time before we find out who will be joining one of the largest franchises in Hollywood history. As of now, the only guarantee that we have is Peter Mayhew returning to play Chewbacca. It is all but confirmed, however, that Adam Driver of the hit series Girls, will be taking on a villainous role, while Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are also expected to reprise their iconic roles.

There are still three major roles that need to be filled, or at least announced that they are filled. Two of those will be the children of Han Solo and Leia. The other is said to be a young black or mixed-race female that is likely the descendant of Obi Wan Kenobi who crosses paths with the children of Han and Leia. That role may be going to a virtually unknown actress with no films to her credit. According to Heat VisionMaisie Richardson-Sellers is in line to take on an undisclosed, but potentially large role in the film. The actress has no film credits to speak of, but she has studied at Oxford and has taken part n numerous stage plays.

The entire film, casting included, has been shrouded in secrecy. Literally hundreds of actors have tested for roles in film, which have included the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, Jesse Plemmons, Ed Speleers, Chloe Moretz and Saoirse Ronan. The trade’s sources go on to say that Richardson-Sellers has not been offered the part just yet.

Hopefully, we’ll get some definite news in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep checking back to Comic Book Therapy for all the latest news.

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