May 20, 2013
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Wanted For STAR WARS EPISODE VII Role?
LatinoReview's big scoop of the week is that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Myers (Match Point, MI3, Tudors) is being pursued for a major role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII. The two previously worked together on Mission: Impossible 3 which helped resurrect the Tom Cruise franchise. While his role is unknown it's possible he could play either villain or hero (Ben Skywalker?). The new film may focus on the Skywalker kids and a new Jedi Academy. Jonathan is the second new name being linked to the project. When Matthew Vaughn was pitching his vision for the film to Disney/LucasFilm wanted Chloe Moretz for the female lead.