The Low Down Keri Russell Reunites With Director J.J. Abrams For ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Published 7 months ago on Jul 20, 2018 By Jade Wilson Fans have been trying to grab any news they can about Star Wars: Episode IX, which begins filming this summer. Before they could say “Action,” the folks behind the film revealed one actress joining the franchise. A Long Awaited Reunion It was recently revealed that Keri Russell will join the cast of Episode IX. For Russell, this will be a reunion with director J. J. Abrams, who co-created Felicity. The two last worked together on 2006’s Mission: Impossible III. FX Recently, Russell has seen accolades for her work on the FX drama The Americans. During her time on the show, she earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Keri’s Rumored Role? With Russell’s entry into Episode IX, many fans have been speculating that she’s playing Rey’s mother. Since The Force Awakens, the topic of Rey’s parents has been all over the Internet. Lucasfilm Many people have speculated that she is either Luke Skywalker’s daughter or Obi-Wan Kenobi’s granddaughter. The Trilogy Closes Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the sequel trilogy on December 20, 2019. Last fall, it was revealed that J.J. Abrams would take the director’s chair from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. While this ends the trio of films, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy states that newer characters may return in the future. “We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories, and we’re looking at, narratively, where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters: Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8,” she told The Star Wars Show. Lucasfilm Episode IX will also be the final Star Wars film for composer John Williams. Since the original film, he’s earned six Grammy Awards for his work on the franchise. “We know J.J. 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