Keri Russell is Set to Star in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Some big casting news has just dropped for Star Wars: Episode IX. According to Variety, J.J. Abrams has cast Keri Russell in the final film in the current Star Wars saga trilogy. Abrams worked with Russell in the past on the TV series Felicity and Mission: Impossible 3, so it's not hard to see why he ended up casting her.

There's not much information on the character that she'll be playing, but the role calls for "action-heavy fight scenes," which is something Russell has the ability to handle from her previous work.

Abrams and the creative team at Lucasfilm have been meeting with several actresses for this role for the past couple of months and end up casting Russell right before the Fourth of July. The report goes on to say that Abrams will likely cast two more actors by the time the film begins production at the end of the month.

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Domhnaal Gleeson, and Adam Driver are all expected to reprise their roles. The movie will hit theaters on December 20th, 2019.

Do you think Russel will be fighting for the Rebellion or the First Order?

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