Do rumors swirl? I suppose they have to do something. Right now, they’re swirling with the message that LucasFilm and Disney may be soon forced to release an official cast list for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The stars are aligning for the movie’s first table read, and I mean that kind of literally. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher all seem to be in London or evasively talking about how they’re in London. Paparazzi found Ford around various locations of the city this weekend, Fisher tweeted slyly about her presence on Saturday
So my do dog Gary has been spotted in London, but apparently without me. Who has he been seeing? Let me know if you have any clues.
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) April 26, 2014
and Hamill’s location was outed by the London-based actor Peter Serafinowicz, voice of Darth Maul.
— Peter Serafinowicz (@serafinowicz) April 27, 2014
This coincides with reports that principle photography on the new movie will begin any day now, and that means that actors have to rehearse, and that means script readings. And while we should still take this with a grain of salt, Deadline seems prepared to call a number of roles now. According to their sources, in addition to a confirmed place for Adam Driver among the cast, we’ll also be seeing John Boyega, star of Attack the Block, young actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers, and Oscar Isaac, no stranger to genre film with Drive, Robin Hood, and Sucker Punch under his belt, not to mention Inside Llewyn Davis. And while that’s no confirmation, it would be one of the more diverse leadings casts to grace a major blockbuster sci-fi action flick in a long time, and I’m all for it.
(via Entertainment Weekly and Deadline.)