Saoirse Ronan confirms she has read for Star Wars: Episode VII

Casting rumours for Star Wars: Episode VII come along at such a rate of knots, it might be quicker and easier to list the Hollywood stars who haven't been linked to the project in recent months.

However, as if to prove that some of said rumours have more substance to them than mere industry gossip, Saoirse Ronan has confirmed that she has indeed read for a part in J.J. Abrams' forthcoming reboot.

She went on to comment that, "so has everyone", but it does at least suggest that Disney's interest in the actress is real, and that the studio is rigorously ploughing through the audition process before making any concrete announcements.

Ronan didn't elaborate on exactly which role she read for, although rumours have suggested that the primary characters in this film will be the offspring of Han and Leia, and Luke.

Needless to say, that has yet to be confirmed, with Abrams playing his cards extremely close to his chest at this stage.

The latest rumour - from frequently successful scooper El Mayimbe from Latino Review - links Daniel Day-Lewis to a possible Star Wars role, after the actor was spotting having lunch with George Lucas and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. It's an incredible proposition to imagine the Lincoln actor heading to a galaxy far, far away, but for now, this one needs to be taken with an enormous pinch of salt.

Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to open in the UK in 2015.

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