Actress Keri Russell is in early talks to hitch the solid of “Star Wars: Episode IX,” in keeping with a report Friday.
Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm executives met with a number of actresses over the previous two months and selected the previous “Felicity” star “proper earlier than the Fourth of July vacation,” Selection reported, citing sources.
Russell and Abrams final collaborated on 2006’s “Mission: Not possible III,” the report mentioned.
The “Star Wars” function reportedly requires action-heavy struggle scenes, which attracts on Russell’s expertise performing stunts in FX’s “The People,” “Daybreak of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Mission: Not possible.”
Abrams will doubtless solid to extra actors by the tip of July, when taking pictures is ready to start, in keeping with Selection.
It was not instantly identified if Russell will struggle together with the insurgent forces or the darkish facet.
The brunette actress lately wrapped the ultimate season of “The People.”
“Star Wars: Episode IX” is ready to be launched Dec. 20, 2019.