Keri Russell is in talks to join Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode IX. The casting would reunite her with the film’s director J.J. Abrams, who created her series Felicity, which ran from 1998-2002. In addition, Russell and Abrams worked together on Mission: Impossible III.
No word on who Russell would be playing.
Abrams is back in the director’s seat after relaunching the franchise with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $2.06 billion at the worldwide box office.
Russell recently wrapped on the sixth and final season of FX’s acclaimed drama, The Americans.
Russell’s casting news first appeared in Variety.
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