Keri Russell in Talks to Join 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

The move will reunite the actress with the co-creator of her turn-of-the-century breakout TV series, 'Felicity.'

Keri Russell is going from the Cold War to Star Wars.

Russell, who is coming off the series finale of FX's The Americans, is in talks to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

J.J. Abrams, who helmed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is directing the movie, which may wrap up the main Star Wars saga featuring the Skywalker bloodline. Abrams co-wrote the script.

The movie, which is set to begin shooting this month in London, will reunite Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, among others.

It is unclear what Russell’s role will be.

The actress previously worked with Abrams in Mission: Impossible III. More notably, the two worked together on Felicity, the seminal turn-of-the-century WB drama that made Russell a household name.

Since 2013, the actress has been starring on FX’s 1980s-set drama The Americans, which centered on a husband and wife who are Russian sleeper agents in the U.S.  

Disney, the parent company of Lucasfilm, had no comment on the casting. 

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