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KERI RUSSELL in Talks for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

KERI RUSSELL in Talks for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Episode IX in an unspecified role.

According to Variety, the studio has met with several actresses for the unknown role before choosing Russell.

Disney, the parent company of Lucasfilm, had no comment on the casting. Yet.

Sources tell Variety that the “Felicity” alum is in early talks to join J.J. Abrams “Star Wars: Episode IX, ” which Abrams is writing and directing. Matt Reeves, who co-created Felicity with Abrams, directed Russell in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The ninth sequential Star Wars film has landed back in the hands of J.J. Abrams after Colin Trevorrow backed out because of creative differences. They first teamed on The WB drama series Felicity way back in 1998 and then reunited for Mission: Impossible III, which served as Abrams' feature directorial debut.

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The TV is showing only the "Emergency Broadcast System" signal - probably as a result of the mayhem caused by Thanos. But with Scott presumably trapped inside the Quantum Realm, it remains to be seen how he will escape.

No word on who Russell would be playing. "I would do crafts services if he asked!" Abrams reportedly has at least two more major roles to cast in the film before shooting begins later this month, but those roles also remain mysterious.

Star Wars IX is just over a year away from hitting theaters, and that might seem like an eternity for some.

Christopher McQuarrie claimed on Twitter that he is "cured" of wanting to make a Star Wars movie after he was pulled into some online backlash with Rian Johnson. Previously set for a May 24, 2019 release date, the film will now arrive on December 20, 2019.


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