Keri Russell Up For Star Wars: Episode IX

Keri Russell

by James White |
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Given that the history of their collaboration, stretching all the way back to TV drama Felicity (and encompassing Mission: Impossible III), it's perhaps not surprising that JJ Abrams would look to add Keri Russell to the Star Wars universe following his return to direct Episode IX. She's now in early talks for a part.

Naturally, given the shield of secrecy projected around the film, we don't yet know what role she might be taking, though it wasn't an automatic hire; Abrams and the Lucasfilm team met with other actresses, but Russell scored an offer this week. The casting process has kicked off in earnest for the new film, which according to Variety, will start shooting at the end of this month.

The likes of Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are all expected to return for the film, which will roar into cinemas on 19 December next year. Let the speculation begin as to who Russell will play!

As for her actual roles, this would mark Russell's next job after finishing up TV drama The Americans earlier this year.

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