Episode VII Casting, Tattooine Talk

With most of the cast locked yet unannounced, speculation is bound to be rife for the next few weeks over who is actually in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII”.

One name that emerged today is newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers, an Oxford-trained actress who is said to be up for a key role following an extended casting search in London.

The role is thought to be for that of a “young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi”. Disney declined to comment.

The report comes as THR confirms that J .J. Abrams and Disney are planning to build out an extensive re-creation of Tatooine for the film.

However, rather than use the old crumbling sets in Tunisia, new sets will be built in Morocco where filming is slated to begin mid-May.

Source: Heat Vision