Jack O'Connell Up For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Role?

Sources for Bleeding Cool have informed the website that Jack O'Connell ("300: Rise of an Empire") met with J.J. Abrams about a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Thoughts?

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By nailbiter111 - 12/9/2013

According to sources for Bleeding Cool, English actor, Jack O'Connell, is now very much in the mix for a part in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII.
Jack O’Connell, who was excellent in Tower Block, Harry Brown, Skins and many more, is a real contender for a key role in Star Wars: Episode VII. I believe that he’s met with Abrams and the signs I’m getting are that this meeting went very well.

O’Connell, 23, has made name for himself in Tower Block, Harry Brown and Skins. Though he is a name in the states just yet, that all might change when 300: Rise of an Empire and Angelina Jolie's Starred Up open in theaters next year.

Release Date: December 18, 2015
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SuperCat - 12/9/2013, 2:19 PM
Don't think I've ever seen him in anything.
Ryden - 12/9/2013, 2:28 PM
Good actor, he was the best part of a lackluster series of Skins. I could really see him play Jacen Solo.
yonny616 - 12/9/2013, 2:30 PM
yonny616 - 12/9/2013, 2:30 PM
He's a great actor. Skins (UK) is what he's most known for.
nailbiter111 - 12/9/2013, 2:33 PM
SlaveMasterFlexXx - Yeah, he looks like Anton Yechlin, but more manly.
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 2:33 PM
Where the [frick] am I?
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 2:34 PM
What just happened?
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/9/2013, 2:36 PM
Can they hurry up and announce something official?
DukeAcureds - 12/9/2013, 2:37 PM
He was good in the Chav movies. I never saw Skins. Looked annoying.
Jollem - 12/9/2013, 2:38 PM
he's too skinny and needs bigger boobs and butt and muscles and stuff
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 2:42 PM
I don't think I'm supposed to be here. One minute everything was dark and normal and then the site went all bright and shit...
We're still in the Negative Zone right? Guys? Guys?
npkuiper - 12/9/2013, 2:43 PM
I'm Cook!
DEVLIN712 - 12/9/2013, 2:43 PM
More Gusto? I'm done, I am so done.

Cool news though, O'Connell's a great actor
Nomis - 12/9/2013, 2:44 PM
More Gusto in here than normal?

I thought I smelled Cabbage! ;)
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 2:45 PM
What basement PinkMe? I live in a respectable suburban neighbourhood. We don't have a basement...
JasonBlue - 12/9/2013, 2:48 PM
Luke Skywalker's Kid OBVIOUSLY! Just look at him!
yonny616 - 12/9/2013, 2:50 PM
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 2:50 PM
Of course PinkMe, you're talking about the donkey meat, right?
Nomis - 12/9/2013, 2:52 PM
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 2:52 PM
Shit! Cipher, Negative you is sane and normal, I should be able to get some sense out of you
DEVLIN712 - 12/9/2013, 2:54 PM
Woah, those are too very different Ciphers...
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 3:03 PM
Wait, what's wrong with Cipher?
Negative him is a bank manager with 7 kids and a yacht. He owns skyscrapers and planes. Between you and me though, he's a bit of an asshole...
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 3:10 PM
Yoss
Whiskey? The drink made from dried grass? Ehh, it depends on the mood of the night. As for Canada, I never studied history but from what I know, it was completely wiped out during the Great War
ZUKITIVEL - 12/9/2013, 3:13 PM
Wait? Your Pasto is still alive? Shit!
Timerider84 - 12/9/2013, 3:28 PM
Ben Skywalker obviously. He resembles Mark Hamill to me.
TheIronStomach - 12/9/2013, 4:09 PM
THISISFRICKIAWESOME

O'Connell's character on the 3rd and 4th series of 'SKINS' literally made it worth watching (Those 2 seasons didn't have shit on the first 2).
A simple character with the best development of any on any season of the show.

The Final episode of all the 'SKINS' series was centered around him, and is to this day the best finale for a series I have ever seen. My second favorite show ever.

He would do Ben Skywalker the most justice, just you wait and see!

ndwwrestler2 - 12/9/2013, 4:28 PM
That clip was pretty good. He kind of reminds me of Tom Hardy in terms of his mannerisms and line delivery.

Never seen him act in anything else though. So if he gets cast in the movie, I really won't have any positive or negative thing to say about it.

nonserviam - 12/9/2013, 4:41 PM
Definitely Ben Skywalker, looks enough like Mark and whatever ginger they get for Mara Jade. I thought it was all but confirmed Cumberbatch was going to be Jacen Solo / Darth Caedus?
AvatarAang - 12/9/2013, 5:17 PM
Cook!
Melkaticox - 12/9/2013, 5:44 PM
@nonserviam I'm pretty sure he said Disney hasn't even contacted him. Or something.

He's obviously Luke's son. He even look like Hamill AND Ben Skywalker.
yonny616 - 12/9/2013, 5:46 PM
I thought I'd be the only one on here to have watched Skins. I didn't watch seasons 5 and 6 though, skipped those for 7.



@IronStomach Still not better than Chris though.

mgeoff88 - 12/9/2013, 7:03 PM
I'm not familiar with him. He does look like he could be Luke Skywalker's son.
Hemogoblin - 12/9/2013, 10:11 PM
I am hapy with thiz casting choice kid has the look lucas was after with manny of his original casting choices. Nice to see the project sticking to the original makings of the creators visio. Respect!!
TheIronStomach - 12/9/2013, 11:02 PM
@yonny616

Eh... don't agree with ya mate sorry. To each their own.
I wish I had skipped seasons 5 and 6 haha
Durango95 - 12/10/2013, 10:24 AM
meh...without Saoirse Ronan, EP VII wont be as great as I had hoped. Hopeful once,now doubtful.
Melkaticox - 12/10/2013, 10:37 AM
@Durango95 ...The girl from The Host?

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