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Variety has learned that JJ Abrams is looking at the following five actors for the lead role in Star Wars: Episode 7:

  • Ed Speleers of Downton Abbey
  • John Boyega of Attack the Block
  • Jesse Plemons of Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad
  • Matthew James Thomas, theater actor who appeared in Billy Elliot and About A Boy
  • Ray Fisher, theater actor

These five are supposedly on the top of the list for the lead Jedi apprentice role in the Star Wars sequel. But these actors are not the only men in the mix – the industry trade adds that some insiders “warn the search is still ongoing.”

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