September 20, 2013 08:48:34 GMT
Both the 'Fruitvale Station' star and the 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' actor audition for still undisclosed roles.
In latest casting rumors for the much-talked about "Star Wars Episode 7", two more actors audition for coveted roles in the forthcoming seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series. One is TV actor Michael B. Jordan, known for his roles on "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood", while the other is English actor David Oyelowo, who is a cast member of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
Jordan, who most recently starred as shooting victim Oscar Grant in "Fruitvale Station", apparently met personally with the new "Star Wars" film's director J.J. Abrams to read for a role. The 26-year-old actor is on a roll, reportedly already bagging a part in the "Fantastic Four" reboot to be helmed by Josh Trank, who directed Jordan in 2012's science fiction film "Chronicle".
Meanwhile, Oyelowo is riding high on the fresh wave of success generated by "The Butler", hoping to land a role in the highly-anticipated continuation of the George Lucas-created saga. However, similar to Jordan, there's been no word out as to which roles the two actors have gone in for.
After speculations that widely-popular and critically-acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch turned down his role in Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak" so he could do Abrams' film instead, another report suggests that Saoirse Ronan has read for a part in "Star Wars Episode 7", perhaps either that of Han Solo's daughter or a villain in the story. There's also talk that the film may be filming in New Mexico apart from the other locations.