Date: 9th July 2018

Keri Russell joins Star Wars: Episode IX.

Golden Globe winner Keri Russell will be teaming up once again with award-winning writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, Variety has confirmed. The pair also previously collaborated on Mission: Impossible III, where Russell starred alongside Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Ving Rhames.

Little is known about Russell's role in the film, but the outlet notes that it will call for action-heavy fight scenes. The actress recently finished production on the final season of FX’s The Americans, and her other recent credits also including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Dark Skies.

Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the third trilogy of Star Wars movies that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens followed up by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Following Colin Trevorrow’s exit over creative differences, Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, was asked to return to direct Episode IX.

Source: Press Release