ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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The casting rumors for Star Wars 7 are starting to drive us mad here at Moviepilot HQ. Not because we're not looking forward to the film, but because for every confirmed fact, there have been roughly 578 rumors.

Get ready to toss three more names into the rumor mill, because UK-based Star Wars fansite Jedi News has reported that actresses , , and are being linked to roles for the film:

Every week I hear more amazing actors linked with the roles, and I feel that we will have an incredible cast when all is said and done. Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Alexis Dziena (Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist), and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) all linked with roles – all exceptionally talented actresses. Whether any of them are cast is still unknown, but if you consider the quality of the people they are looking at – you can see the quality of the effort.

From L-R: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena, Taissa Farmiga are all up for Star Wars 7 roles


The three have definitely had some legit work under their belts, but not one of them is a household name. I like that Lucasfilm has seemed to have learned from the mistakes it made with the last three Star Wars films and is looking to cast relatively unknown actors and actresses for roles, rather than signing mostly big name A-listers as they did with the prequels.

In any case, it would be really nice to get some 100% confirmed casting news from Disney or Lucasfilm themselves, but until then, speculation will have to suffice.

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(Source: Jedi News via CBM)


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