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Keri Russell's First Post-Americans Gig Is Star Wars: Episode IX

She'll be reunited with Felicity co-creator J.J. Abrams

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Keisha Hatchett

After spending six seasons as a Russian spy on FX's The Americans, Keri Russell is stepping into space for her next major role.

The actress is in talks to star in Star Wars: Episode IX, Varietyreports. While we don't know who she'll be playing just yet, her part is described as one that calls for "action-heavy fight scenes," meaning she'll be right in the middle of the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order. The question is, which side will she be on?

The film reunites Russell with Felicity co-creator J.J. Abrams, who she also collaborated with on Mission Impossible III back in 2006.

The upcoming Star Wars installment will pick up where The Last Jedi left off, with the Resistance recovering from a major defeat and Kylo Ren well on his way to forging a new empire in his image. Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran are all expected to reprise their roles. However, the franchise will most likely continue without Mark Hamill since Luke became one with the force at the end of Last Jedi. The new film will also need to figure out a way to write out General Leia Organa after Carrie Fisher passed away in December 2016.

Star Wars: Episode IX is slated for worldwide release on Dec. 20, 2019. Meanwhile, you can stream Felicity in its entirety on Hulu right now.

Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell; The Americans

Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell; The Americans

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