24 star linked to Star Wars role

Up-and-coming actress Christina Chong is the latest British performer to be linked to the forthcoming Star Wars film.

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The actress, last seen in 24: Live Another Day, is reported to have landed a supporting role in JJ Abrams' upcoming seventh instalment of the sci-fi series, although her involvement is yet to be officially confirmed.

Chong, who has also appeared in TV shows such as Doctor Who and Black Mirror as well as Madonna's period drama W.E., could be joining other British talent in the new film, including Andy Serkis and John Boyega alongside relative unknowns Daisy Ridley and Pip Andersen.

The actress, who has also bagged the female lead in Sergio Mimica-Gezzan's Halo: Nightfall, previously hinted about the role in a tweet in May, when she posted her excitement about the first day of filming of Star Wars: Episode VII.

The involvement of Chong has been reported by Latino Review, but Disney - which is behind the new film - has not confirmed her role.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are returning to star in Episode VII, reprising their roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia respectively, from the original trilogy.

Production on the film has been put on hold for two weeks to allow Harrison to recover from a leg injury sustained on set.

Episode VII remains on course for a December 2015 release date.

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