Remember earlier this summer when ' production company, Bad Robot, tweeted a pic of a script that many speculated was the finished script for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens? Pictured above, it was a pretty slick-looking piece, with red pages sandwiched between black covers with the Bad Robot logo embossed upon them.
London-born actor (X-Men: First Class, Clash of the Titans) seemingly confirmed those rumors with a pic he recently posted to his Instagram (which has since been taken down), depicting a crumpled red script page with his name emblazoned across it being held down with a glass of Stella Artois, along with the following caption:
Pint of Stella and Star Wars script! That’s me sorted till 5!
To make it clear, Flemyng has not been given a role and is simply going through the auditioning process at this point, but he appears to be fairly far along enough in the process so as to have gotten a partial script with his name on it. You do have to wonder if him leaking this pic hurt his chances, however. He may have thought better of posting the image and promptly deleted it, but it's more likely that he was contacted by a Lucasfilm/Disney rep and told to remove it. Ballsy? Over-excited? Stupid? All three? I mean, if I were auditioning for a Star Wars film, I'd be running around making lightsaber noises while shouting it from the rooftops, but still, it's kind of a facepalmy "derp" moment from a veteran actor.
Star Wars 7 isn't hitting theaters until December 18, 2015, but we'll start hearing confirmed casting relatively soon. Let's see if Flemyng makes the final cut.