The production of Star Wars Episode VII has just gotten a lot more interesting with news that some actors have separated themselves from the pack and have moved to the top of the list for the leads int he film. While no one has been cast yet, but it appears that we may be close to that.
After meeting with several young actors this past year, sources tell Variety that “Downton Abbey” thesp Ed Speleers, “Attack the Block” star John Boyega, Jesse Plemons and theater actors Matthew James Thomas, and Ray Fisher are among the men J.J. Abrams is eyeing for the lead role. Though some insiders warn the search is still ongoing, multiple sources confirm to Variety these actors have moved to the top of the list in recent weeks.
Filming will be getting underway soon which means that the leads will need to be cast sooner or later. In terms of who is the definitive frontrunner, that’s unclear but the production is finally narrowing the race.
Adam Driver is already set to play the villain for the film and it’s unclear if all of these actors could be cast in various roles or if they’re all in the running for the same role.
More should become known in the next few weeks.