alex pettyfer star wars episode 7 rachel hurd wood gi 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd Wood audition

Auditions are reportedly taking place for the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Latino Review is running a story that claims Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer are both auditioning for roles in the upcoming film.

Of course, just because an actor auditions for a role does not mean they’ll get it. At least Hurd-Wood’s involvement gives audiences a sense of what Disney and Lucasfilm are looking for in one of their stars. According to Latino Review, the “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” actress read for the role of the daughter of Princess Leia (and assumedly Han Solo). The site makes sure to note other actresses will be going in to read for the part as well, though Hurd-Wood is the first one to do so to date.

Meanwhile, Pettyer is “going for a meeting to possibly star in the film.” The part he is reading for has not been revealed, but Latino Review speculates it could be that of Luke Skywalker’s son. According to the site, Ryan Gosling turned down the role.

In addition to this news, Latino Review claims that both Emperor Palpatine and (young) Obi-Wan Kenobi will return in Force Ghost forms in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” while “major casting news” for the film will be dropping “very soon.” Very little is officially confirmed about “Star Wars: Episode VII” beyond the fact it will be shot on film and will come out in Summer 2015 — though even that is up for debate.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz