THR reports that Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being eyed for a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Oxford trained with mostly stage credits, she's been added to an ever growing pile of unofficial news about the movie. Rumor is that her character would be a distant relative of Obi Wan Kenobi.
What we know officially is that R2-D2 is in it, J.J. Abrams is directing, he's been working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan, they are shooting on film, they are shooting part of the movie in Pinewood Studios London, and that it will be in theaters December 18th, 2015.
Lots of semi-official news has popped up in Variety, Deadline, and THR but even those rumors have been in flux at times.
Please Mr. Abrams, give fans something official on say… May 4th, it's a Star Wars holiday, after all.