Rachel Hurd-Wood & Alex Pettyfer Reportedly Up for Roles in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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Do Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer have midichlorian in their blood? We'll know soon enough as these two are reportedly testing for roles in Star Wars: Episode VII.

According to Latino Review, Rachel Hurd-Wood went in for an audition for the role of Leia and, presumably, Han's daughter. She's not a lock though as there will be other actresses competing for the same role. Hurd-Wood is probably best known as Wendy Darling in P.J. Hogan's 2003 film Peter Pan.

Magic Mike's Alex Pettyfer also went in for a meeting. It's unclear what role he's up for, but it has been speculated that it's for the offspring of either Skywalker or Solo.

Scripted by Toy Story 3's Michael Arnd, Star Wars: Episode VII is said to take place thirty years after the events in Return of the Jedi, and the story is rumored to focus on the offsprings of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo.

Palpatine and his new apprentice are rumored to be the villains in the movie, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor, is also rumored to return as well. Supposedly, Lucasfilm will have a major casting announcement soon.

Production is set to begin in January 2014 for a 2015 release. It will be shot on 35mm film.

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