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The upcoming "Star Wars Episode 7" cast will now be joined by Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd who will play a younger flashback version of her mother's character Princess Leia.
Director J.J. Abrams chose Lourd, an aspiring actress due to her resemblance of her mother. Lourd will even have scenes in the film where she will sport the classic Leia-style buns, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Lourd is the daughter of Fisher and entertainment agent Bryan Lourd.
Abrams father Gerald and father-in law James H. McGrath will also appear in the film making it even more of a family affair for the cast.
Harrison Ford, who will reprise his role as Hans Solo is recovering from a broken leg he received on the set of the new film. The incident reportedly happened when a spacecraft door fell on it.
The Star Wars episode 7 plot could feature a new group of mercenaries known as the Mandalorians as the main antagonists.
A new rumor reported on by the Latino Review claims that this group will be fighting against the Jedi heroes in the film. The Mandalorians exist in other Star Wars media and are a group of nomadic warriors who serve as hunters and mercenaries. Bobo Fett and Jango sported the Mando armor in previous Star Wars films.
The new movie might also feature Sith Witches known as Nightsisters. Both of these groups gained popularity through other forms of Star Wars media such as the Clone Wars animated series.
Other rumors pointed to Episode 7's villains being a trio of Jedi Hunters played by Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver and David Oyelowo. They just might be hunting in the Mando armor.