Sources inform Selection that the Felicity alum is in early talks to hitch J.J. Abrams Star Wars: Episode IX, which Abrams is writing and directing. Russell and Abrams final collaborated on 2006s Mission: Unimaginable III.
The position requires action-heavy struggle scenes. Russell has proven her potential to carry out powerful stunts in initiatives like FXs The Individuals, Mission: Unimaginable, and Daybreak of the Planet of the Apes.
Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with a number of actresses for the position up to now two months and settled on Russell proper earlier than the Fourth of July vacation. Abrams will probably solid two extra actors by the point the movie begins manufacturing on the finish of the month. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver are all anticipated to return.
Abrams helmed Star Wars: The Drive Awakens, and was requested to return again to direct this newest installment after Colin Trevorrow exited following inventive variations. Abrams stuffed the position final fall and has spent most of that point engaged on the script with Chris Terrio.
Its unknown right now whether or not Russell might be on the aspect of the rebels or the evil empire.
Russell just lately wrapped the ultimate season of The Individuals. She is repped by WME and supervisor Joannie Burstein.