Saoirse Ronan auditions for Star Wars

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Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan has confirmed she auditioned for a part in 'Star Wars Episode VII', but insists "so has everyone".

Saoirse Ronan has auditioned for 'Star Wars Episode VII'.

The 'How I Live Now' actress has confirmed rumours she read for a part in Disney's blockbuster sequel, to be directed by J.J. Abrams, but insists "so has everyone".

The Irish star refused to divulge details of the role she's up for in the movie, telling Sky News that producers would "chop off her head with a lightsaber" if she revealed any more.

Little is known about the latest addition to the space saga, which will be scripted by 'Toy Story 3' writer Michael Arndt.

It's thought original 'Star Wars' trilogy actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will reprise their famous roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, respectively.

Other Hollywood names linked to the movie include 'Kick-Ass' star Chloe Moretz, 'Sherlock' actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Pegg, who has worked with Abrams on the 'Star Trek' and 'Mission: Impossible' movies.

Disney acquired the rights to the 'Star Wars' franchise from creator George Lucas last year in a $4 billion deal.

The new film will be shot in England next year and hit cinemas in May 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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