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Jonathan Rhys Meyers rumoured to be lined up for Star Wars VII

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been linked to the next Star Wars film
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been linked to the next Star Wars film

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is rumoured to be in talks to star in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

The Irish actor, who played King Henry VIII in TV drama The Tudors, is rumoured to be in discussions to join the cast of JJ Abrams' sci-fi film, reported the LA Times' Latino Review.

Details about the 35-year-old's role is being kept under wraps, but it would mark a reunion between the actor and director, following their previous collaboration on Mission: Impossible III in 2006.

Star Wars: Episode VII has a tentative release date of 2015.

JJ has said that the film is in very early stages, as he focuses on promoting his Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

"I definitely feel that the opportunities are enormous, and as a fan of Star Wars since I was about 11, I feel incredibly honoured to be a part of that franchise and that world," he has said.

"It's very early on so we're just getting started but it really is an exciting thing to get to be in that universe."

Jonathan, who has starred in Albert Nobbs, Match Point and Bend It Like Beckham, will next be seen in The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, where he has been cast as Valentine Morgenstern.

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