While we wait for any kind of confirmed news regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, The Hollywood Reporter reveals a little-known actress named Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who has no film credits to her name, is being sought for, "an undisclosed and possibly major role" in the highly-anticipated sequel.
There is speculation that the actress is in contention to play a mixed-race female, one may be a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The character crosses paths with the children of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Of course, Disney and LucasFilm have declined to comment, as have the actress' representation.
Last month, we reported that 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was rumored to be in contention for either a Sith role, or the Obi-Wan Kenobi descendant role. We also reported earlier this week that Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) is returning, but as of now, the only studio confirmed character is R2-D2.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers is an Oxford student who has appeared in stage plays such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, Mephisto and There Will Be Red.
While some shooting is already happening, principal photography is set to begin next month at Pinewood Studios in London.