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Don't Panic: Alex Pettyfer Being Considered To Possibly Maybe Potentially Join 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 28, 2013 4:03 PM
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Yeah, so there's probably going to be a lot of this going on before the roles are actually cast for "Star Wars: Episode 7." Undoubtedly, every agent and agency in Hollywood is throwing whatever talent they have at Disney and J.J. Abrams in the hopes of being a small part of what will be a mega-franchise, and today a couple of names have surfaced.

Latino Review reports that Rachel Hurd-Wood ("Peter Pan," "Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer") and Alex Pettyfer ("I Am Number Four," "Magic Mike") are both....wait for it....being considered for "Star Wars: Episode 7." Hurd-Wood (we love saying that) read for the part of the daughter of Princess Leia, while Pettyfer's part is undisclosed, though the guessing here is that it will be for Luke Skywalker's son. Again, none of the is final and there are probably all kinds of people being looked at, so y'all chill.

Until then, let the image of Pettyfer possibly wielding a lightsaber sear itself into your brain, and then wonder why the folks around "Star Wars" have such an inability to look at beyond blandly handsome, uncharismatic leading men (Mark Hamill, Hayden Christensen and now this). The mind boggles. And oh yeah, apparently a real deal casting announcement from Lucasfilm is coming soon, so prepare thy underoos to be soiled. 

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  • truefeather77 | October 3, 2013 12:26 AMReply

    Sounds like sour grapes, there. Alex Pettyfer is good-looking, but not every good-looking person is bland or vapid. Pettyfer has a lot of untapped potential, and here's hoping that the talented Abrams will revive the franchise, cast Pettyfer, and bring out the best in both.

  • Chris | August 29, 2013 9:06 AMReply

    I'd like to say I'm interested. I'm not. Give me Guardians of the Galaxy instead.

  • Sport | August 30, 2013 2:05 AM

    Wish granted. And you're also getting all the confirmed movie news too, lucky jackass.

  • NJK | August 29, 2013 8:33 AMReply

    Plenty of options. Main one would be Dane DeHaan. Max Thieriot? Anton Yelchin? Maybe Sam Claflin? One of the Treadaway twins? Hunter Parrish?

    Plenty of good looking young men out there would can also, perish the thought, act.

  • Louise | August 30, 2013 5:24 AM

    I think Alex Pettyfer is the perfect part, Sam Claflin already "stole" his part in The Hunger Games, so I hope Alex Pettyfer gets the part :D

  • Ivan | August 28, 2013 10:51 PMReply

    Please - anyone except the himbo, Pettyfer. He should go back to modeling where he was seen, but not heard.

  • VM | August 28, 2013 7:40 PMReply

    why not Hunter Parrish? or is that worst?

  • ShitJustGotReal | August 28, 2013 7:22 PMReply

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Why Alex "Diva on set" PettyFail???

  • Sean | August 28, 2013 7:22 PMReply

    You're all experts on casting etc aren't you. I love to see of you so called experts stand in front of a camera and act out scenes. And for the record, Hamill was great in the original saga. You lot are too scared to offer different opinions about topics if the status quo is negative. Hayden was bad however.

  • CHL | August 28, 2013 6:17 PMReply

    Every agency in Hollywood is also throwing whatever talent they have at movie websites hoping you'll give their clients free publicity by running stories about them "being considered" just because they went in and read a couple scenes for the casting director. Every freaking actor in LA/NY/London/Sydney between the ages of 18 and 40 is reading for this, hundreds and hundreds of them. This is not news. Pettyfer is a douchebag, please stop giving him free PR

  • tj | August 28, 2013 5:45 PMReply

    Alex will be amazing in star wars new generation of actors for a new generation of fans

  • Louise | August 30, 2013 5:26 AM

    AGREED!! I don't understand why people don't want him to be in it!!!

  • Piotr | August 29, 2013 1:09 PM

    Well said, TJ.

  • Jeff | August 28, 2013 6:12 PM


  • cineman | August 28, 2013 5:17 PMReply

    Pettyfer is a vile piece of wood. Abrams usually does have a knack of getting the best out of his cast though. He obviously didn't think a new Star Wars was enough of a challenge.

  • ran-man | August 28, 2013 5:12 PMReply

    JJ is the man! I love his movies and style! But... If they cast this kid they are going to continue to have Harrison Ford , Liam, and Ewen as the only good actors to ever travel the Galaxy!!!! This kid sucks

  • Alex | August 28, 2013 7:43 PM

    I guess Alec Guiness was just an amateur then.

  • Jar Jar Abrams | August 28, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    I have a bad feeling about this.

  • Mark | August 28, 2013 4:22 PMReply

    This is going to be a disaster. JJ Abrams' filmography is about as bland, forgettable and corporate as they come.

  • yer | August 28, 2013 4:45 PM

    So you're saying it's perfect for Star Wars?

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