Jonathan Rhys Meyers Rumored for a Lead Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

‘The Tudors’ star is circling an unspecified character in director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which takes place years after ‘Return of the Jedi’.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Rumored for a Lead Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is circling a role in Star Wars: Episode VIIThe Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly in talks for an unknown role in the highly-anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VII. If a deal is made, the actor will reunite with his Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams.

No story details have been revealed yet, but Michael Arndt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Toy Story 3) is currently working on the screenplay. in March, George Lucas confirmed that the original Star Wars trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Earlier this month, we reported that production will begin in early 2014, with shooting to take place in the U.K.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in the upcoming fantasy adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, arriving in theaters August 23.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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