In some surprising news, Latino Review is reporting that Billie Lourd has been cast in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. The 21-year-old daughter of Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd has no acting credits to her name and her role in Abrams’ movie is currently unknown.
It’s expected that Lourd’s role will just be a small, cameo-type deal, although given how the offspring of Han and Leia will be appearing in the saga going forward, rumours are out there that claim Fisher’s daughter may play one of the young Solos. That’s purely speculation at this stage, though.
Lourd joins a cast that features Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, and unconfirmed roles for the likes of Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domnhall Gleeson, John Boyega, Max Von Sydow and Gwendoline Christie.
Star Wars: Episode VII is currently set for an 18th December, 2015 release, although a recent on-set injury to Ford may end up pushing that release back.