A long time ago (July) in a galaxy centered in Los Angeles a very naughty robot tweeted a photo of some stacked scripts, all printed with dark ink on red paper so they cannot be easily photocopied.
Hot off the presses. Can you guess what’s behind the cover?
This is a trick that prevents from mass copying, but not mass photography – but HEY! Hollywood is still figuring out digital distribution and theoretically everyone who gets one of these scripts is trustworthy enough not to photograph it…
Actor Jason Flemyng (Azazel in X-Men: First Class), Instagrammed this photo yesterday, claiming it’s the Star Wars script with his name printed across each page.
Luckily, Instagram wasn’t made for this, so the slight blur happens to stop all investigation into reading it.
Sure, you can make out the word “goes” and “imagined” in the stage directions and “Listen” is a Flemyng line, but really it’s just interesting because one Character Name has been underlined, presumably whatever role Flemyng is auditioning for or – GASP! – has already.
But, because maybe your eyes are better than mine, here’s a slightly enhanced photo AND the original Instagram JPG for your sleuthing needs.
Additional Reporting By Mario-Francisco Robles:
This is the second time Flemyng strokes the Star Wars flames. The character actor, most famous for his portrayal of Azazel in X-Men: First Class, seemingly “confirmed” that Matthew Vaughn was going to direct the next entry in the space saga back in November of 2012. That didn’t quite pan out.
So will this second flirtation with Star Wars lead to something real for Flemyng? As of now, no actors have been officially announced for the film, though speculation has run rampant that original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are onboard. Lots of young, up-and-comers are said to have auditioned for parts and it’s only a matter of time before some announcements are made.
For now, this Flemyng tidbit is the most tantalizing casting news that has come from the incredibly tight-lipped production. Indeed, there’s been a drought when it comes to Star Wars news lately. The drought is so dry that several outlets ran articles yesterday “confirming” that R2-D2 will appear in the film, which can be filed under “DUH.” Not only should that be obvious since R2-D2 and C-3PO have appeared in all six of the films so far, but there was a picture tweeted by production house Bad Robot last week that plainly shows the droid at Pinewood Studios with Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy.
So the news is slow to come by but, we assure you, as soon as there’s more information you’ll be the first to know. Stay thirsty, cool kids.