Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers Up For STAR WARS VII Role?

Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers Up For STAR WARS VII Role?

In the past, there's been talk of J.J. Abrams looking to fill his Star Wars: Episode VII cast with newcomers, and it looks like he might have found his first one, Maisie Richardson-Sellers.

Sources for The Hollywood Reporter have a juicy new Star Wars VII casting rumor to whet your whistle:
"Speculation is swirling like the mists of Dagobah around newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that she is in line to nab an undisclosed and possibly major role in the high-profile Disney/Lucasfilm production, which is in the middle of an extended casting search in London in advance of a May production start date." - Hollywood Reporter

Little is known about Maisie Richarsdon-Sellers. She's an Oxford-educated actress with no movie credits. The British actress has performed in several plays, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, Mephisto and There Will Be Red. She' was in the short film Music Wherever She Goes, which you can check out in the video below.

While this info is exciting The Hollywood Reporter cautioned, "two sources say Richardson-Sellers has not been offered a role." And which role is she possibly up for? Well, there's been talk of "a young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi." Deadline chimed in, "We hear it’s not a lead, but the producers have their eye on Maisie Richardson-Sellers."
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