'Star Wars Episode 7' Cast: Five Actors In Stiff Competition For Male Leading Role In Movie? [VIDEO]

It appears that the leading role for Star Wars: Episode VII  could go to one of five actors.

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According to Variety, the male lead role of a Jedi in the film could go to either Ed Speleelers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemmons, Matthew James Thomas or Ray Fisher.

In a March 12 report, the magazine claims that the search for a lead actor in the film continues, but these five actors are reportedly the top ones in consideration for the role.

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The main character is now set to be a Jedi apprentice after an original draft of the script which focused on the children of Han Solo and Princess Leia was altered.

The actors being considerd all have varied experience in the field. Speleelers' previous credits include Eragon and A Lonely Place to Die, Boyega's include Attack the Block and Imperial Dreams, and Plemmons is known for Battleship and Breaking Bad. Thomas's credits include Billy Elliot and The Lost Prince, while Fisher is known as a thearer actor.

A previously confirmed casting was that of Adam Driver from Girls winning the role of a rumored villain, specifically Jacen Solo, the grandson of Darth Vader, according to What a Culture.

Neighbors star Zac Efron could also be up for a potential role after revealing to MTV that he had met with producers.

Star Wars; Episode VII is set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. 

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