These were not the actors J.J. Abrams was looking for.
In the year since Lucasfilm announced that the Star Trek and Super 8 filmmaker would be launching a new trilogy, we’ve been treated to a litany of casting rumors that would make R2-D2 squeal as his head spun around. Most proved to be utterly false.
Did every actor on the planet want a role? Yes. Did every actor talk to Lucasfilm about a role? No, but a lot did. Here are some of the also-rans. READ FULL STORY