More Star Wars VII casting details for Skywalker and Solo offspring

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Aug 29, 2013

Here's some juicy casting news from the Star Wars: Episode VII galaxy that hints at a couple of junior Jedi from some prominent parentage.  Talented English actress Rachel Hurd-Wood has auditioned for the royal role of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s daughter.  Hurd-Wood is mostly known for her role as Wendy Darling in 2003's Peter Pan. 

Also reading lines in front of the lens is fellow Brit Alex Pettyfer, who dropped his drawers in Magic Mike and starred in the sci-fi thriller I Am Number Four.  Pettyfer is apparently up for the coveted part of Luke Skywalker's son, a role first rejected by Ryan Gosling.

With such an insanely high-profile project as the next Star Wars installment, the casting lines will be long and combative for these prime roles.   What do you think of these fresh choices to possibly play the cosmic kids of Luke, Han and Leia?

Star Wars: Episode VII is slated to open sometime in December 2015.

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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