Rumor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers In Talks For 'Star Wars Episode VII' Role

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Now "Star Trek Into Darkness" is in theaters (to somewhat underwhelming grosses), Jj Abrams attention will now move exclusively (well, excluding the dozens of projects in the works at his company Bad Robot -- read about those here) toward "Star Wars Episode VII," his much-anticipated renewal of the Other geek-beloved space franchise. And with the film due for release in the summer of 2015, we should start to hear about new casting for the series, beyond what we already know -- e.g. that original central trio of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are returning in some degree. And while it's not official yet, word is coming in that the first new cast member might be an old collaborator of Abrams, as the normally-on-the-money Latino Review report that "The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to play a role in "Episode VII." Probably best-known for Todd Haynes' "Velvet Goldmine ...


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