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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Supposedly in for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

The court of Henry VIII meets a galaxy far, far away. Latino Review has the scoop that Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been approached for a role in the upcoming Star Wars movie. Generally, such rumors are unreliable, except this guy seems to never ever be wrong about this sort of thing (he had it that Harrison Ford was coming back before anyone else, if you’ll remember).

This casting makes sense, since Meyers worked with Episode VII director J.J. Abrams on Mission: Impossible III. Presumably, everyone had a good time, and Abrams wants to work with him again.

There’s no news on what kind of role Meyers will play, although I really hope that it isn’t a leading one. He is, after all, a Boring White Man, and I have tired of Boring White Men as the leads of blockbusters. I can’t for the life of me remember what he did on MI3. I never watched The Tudors, because, well, it was on Showtime. Gross. Anyway, hopefully the next casting announcement for this movie will be more interesting.

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