Star Wars Episode 7 looks to the British

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he rumour mill has been swirling around reports that British stars Alex Pettyfer, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers have been cast in the upcoming film “Star Wars Episode 7”.

The plot rumour suggests that the film will focus on the lives of 17-year-old twins who are trained by their uncle to be Jedis. Pettyfer has been rumoured to have read for the role of Luke Skywalker’s son while Hurd-Wood is said to have read for the role of Princess Leia’s daughter.

Twenty-three year old Pettyfer has starred in such films as “I Am Number Four”, the American movie “Beastly”, “Magic Mike” and “The Butler”. Hurd-Wood, 23, played the role of Wendy in the 2003 movie version of “Peter Pan” and also starred in “An American Haunting” as well as the 2010 film “Hideaways”.

Star Wars Episode 7, due for release in 2015 is to be directed by J.J. Abrams and Disney has confirmed that John Williams will compose the score. Williams has composed scores for such hits as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Jurassic Park”.

According to the British Sun newspaper the movie is to be filmed in Scotland while there are other rumours that it is to be filmed at London’s Pinewood Studios as well as in Ireland.

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British actors the hottest of 2013

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Some of the hottest young actors of 2013 so far have one thing in common – they are all British. According to UK Glamour, Andrew Garfield, Alex Pettyfer, Eddie Redmayne , Henry Cavill, Jack O’Connell, Jamie Bell, Jim Sturgess, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy, Jamie Bower Campbell, Tom Sturridge, Tom Hiddleston, Max Irons, and Douglas Booth have rocked the television and film world so far this year.

Some of these actors have made the big time in the United Kingdom and America. Garfield, who was born in Los Angeles to British parents, was nominated for his role in the 2010 movie “The Social Network” and later won the title role in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spiderman”.

Cavill has also played a super hero as this year’s Superman in “Man of Steel” after heating up TV screens as a Tudor in “Game of Thrones”. He will wear his cape again in the upcoming film “Justice League”.

Hoult hit screens as a young man alongside Hugh Grant in the film “About a Boy” before starring alongside Academy Award-winner Colin Firth in “A Single Man”.

Jamie Bell was introduced to and won the heart of a generation in the dance flick “Billy Elliot”. Now 27, Bell and his American wife, Evan Rachel Wood, welcomed their first child this year.

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Stewart out, new love in for Robert Pattinson

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It’s out with the old and in with the new and for Twilight star Robert Pattinson. After splitting from his much-publicised romance with fellow Twilight star Kristen Stewart earlier this year, the British actor is said to be hanging out and hooking up with another starlet, Riley Keough.

Pattinson and Stewart broke up a few months ago, not long after Stewart admitted to having an affair with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman.

The 22-year old Stewart has reportedly already met Pattinson’s new love, albeit by chance. Stewart ran into Keough at a Joan Jett concert at West Hollywood’s House of Blues. The pair previously worked together in the movie The Runaways in 2010. The film was a biopic of Jett’s life.

K-Stew is reported to have called Keough, who just happens to be the granddaughter of American rock legend Elvis Presley, and expressed her displeasure with the reported romance between herself and Pattinson.

Keough has in the meantime been spotted with her ex-boyfriend Alex Pettyfer while Pattinson’s car was spotted at Kristen Stewart’s house over the weekend.

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