Simon Pegg denies he's been cast in new Star Wars
Actor Simon Pegg has brushed off Internet rumours suggesting director J.J. Abrams has cast him in the new Star Wars film.
Reports suggested the funnyman, who portrays Scotty in Abrams' Star Trek movie franchise, was to reteam with the director as he took over the reigns of George Lucas' sci-fi empire for Star Wars: Episode VII - but Pegg insists industry gossips have it all wrong.
Taking to his Twitter.com blog to dismiss the casting claims, he writes, "No idea where this silly rumour about me attached to the new Star Wars film came from but I can confirm that it's absolute Bantha poodoo (not true)."
Official Star Wars casting news has yet to be released, but the original Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, confirmed last week that he, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were all in talks to reprise their sci-fi heroes for the new installment.