We've heard plenty of rumors about Star Wars franchise veterans returning for Star Wars: Episode VII, such as Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor and, of course, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Today, a new report reveals that Alex Pettyfer is meeting with LucasFilm for an unknown role, and that Rachel Hurd-Wood has auditioned for the role of Princess Leia's (and presumably Han Solo's) daughter.
The story comes from Latino Review, whose source close to the project says that Rachel Hurd-Wood was the first actress to audition for the role. No offer have been made yet, with other actors still coming in for the highly coveted part.
There is speculation that Alex Pettyfer may be going in for Luke Skywalker's son, a role which Ryan Gosling reportedly turned down. There is also talk that a major casting announcement, which doesn't involve any of the aforementioned actors, is coming in the very near future from LucasFilm.
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt, which is reportedly set 30 years after the events portrayed in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. We reported yesterday that production is starting in January 2014 at Pinewood Studios in London.
Alex Pettyfer most recently starred in Magic Mike and Lee Daniels' the Butler. Rachel Hurd-Wood is best known for playing Wendy Darling in 2003's Peter Pan. She most recently starred in Tomorrow, When the War Began and Solomon Kane.