August 29, 2013 – J.J. Abrams and Disney are keeping a tight lid on any announcements as to their plans for “Star Wars Episode VII”, the first of three films to be released for the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Bits and pieces of evidence have been filtering out, however, and they point to Princess Leia’s daughter playing a large role in Episode VII. So the casting search is well underway for a young actress who has the resemblance and physical beauty of Leia Organa (including her feistiness) and, perhaps, echoes of the swashbuckling independence of her father, Han Solo.
Reports are circulating that Rachel Hurd-Wood (b. 17 AUG 1990, London, England) has auditioned for the role of Princess Leia’s daughter. Hurd-Wood previously played a young girl kidnapped by a sorcerer and his murderous cult in Solomon Kane (2009, Director: Michael J. Bassett). She also played the part of Wendy in the 2003 version of Peter Pan (Director: P.J. Hogan). This is not to say that this major role has been offered to Hurd-Wood just yet. But we will certainly know by January, 2014, when filming is scheduled to begin.