Following rumors of Saoirse Ronan’s audition for Star Wars: Episode VII that have been confirmed by the actress, two more have cropped up. Sullivan Stapleton, star of the upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire, has also gone in for an audition for the film, and Daniel Day-Lewis was spotted eating lunch with George Lucas and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
We’re still unsure if The Host star has won the part as practically every actor in town is auditioning for the forthcoming seventh film in the Star Wars space opera film series. It’s also unclear which role she read for. It’s rumored that there will be a female villain in the story, although some speculation indicates she could play Princess Leia and Han Solo’s daughter.
Rising Aussie actor Stapleton has reportedly read for a Jedi, the same role that Spartacus star Liam McIntyre was rumored to have tested early last month. Latino Review is reporting that he has already gotten in trouble for mentioning to people that he auditioned for the film.
Regarding the Day-Lewis rumor, lunch doesn’t mean that he has a part, and maybe there is something else being planned outside of the new trilogy that a three-time Academy Award-winning actor may be a fit for.
The only thing that has been confirmed so far is that J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Oscar winner Michael Arndt, and that production will take place in London’s Pinewood Studios early next year. The script is said to include Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo in their later years and franchise creator Lucas said that he has begun talks with original stars like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels to have them return for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The highly-anticipated sequel will hit theaters sometime in 2015.