There’s a disturbance in the force. Greg Grunberg who is a friend of J.J. Abrams and been attached to many of the prolific directors past television and movie projects in various roles has nabbed himself a part in ‘Star Wars VII’.
According to Digital Spy the star of television shows such as ‘Alias’ and ‘Heroes’ confirmed that he’d be a part of the new film when a fan asked him about it on Twitter.
Grunberg posted: “Yes @smgulz it IS safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII – If I say more than that, JJ will have me killed.”
Grunberg and Abrams have been life long friends. The two used to make videos together when they were kids and their careers have shared a few links over the years as well. In fact fans of the J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek’ films will remember hearing Grunberg play the somewhat agitated voice of a young Captain Kirks father in the opening scene of 2009’s ‘Star Trek’.
Earlier this month, ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ cast ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Miltos Yerolemou.
Both Grunberg and Yerolemou will be joining previously cast Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.
Original Star Wars actors will also be featured in the film, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew.
‘Stars War Episode VII’ is set for release on December 18, 2015.