Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Matt Smith Joins the Cast of STAR WARS: EPISODE IX in Key Role

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Former "Doctor Who" and "The Crown" actor Matt Smith has signed on to star in the ninth episode of the "Star Wars" saga. According to Variety, Smith has been cast in a "key role", but don't expect Disney to reveal what that role is this early in the production process.

Directed by "The Force Awakens" helmer J.J. Abrams, following Colin Trevorrow's departure, "Star Wars: Episode IX" is currently filming at Pinewood Studios in London. Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver. Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan and Naomi Ackie are among the newcomers, while Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise the role of Lando Calrissian. Carrie Fisher, who died two years ago, will appear as Leia Organa via previously unreleased footage shot for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Smith can also be seen in Mary Harron's biopic "Charlie Says", in which he plays Charles Manson. The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.

"Star Wars: Episode IX" will be released in theaters in December 2019.


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