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‘Americans’ Favorite Headed to ‘a Galaxy Far, Far Away’

Jul 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of the acclaimed FX drama series “The Americans” is headed to “a galaxy far, far away,” Variety reports. The publication says Keri Russell “is in early talks to join J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ which Abrams is writing and directing. Russell and Abrams last collaborated on 2006’s ‘Mission: Impossible III.’”

“The Americans” recently wrapped after a six-season run in which Russell received two Primetime Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Soviet spy Elizabeth Jennings. Russell won a Golden Globe in 1999 for “Felicity.”

“Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with several actresses for the role in the past two months and settled on Russell right before the Fourth of July holiday,” Variety reports. “Abrams will likely cast two more actors by the time the film begins production at the end of the month. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver are all expected to return.”

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