Dafne Keen, the British-Spanish actress who plays the role of Laura in the 2017 superhero action movie, Logan, is reportedly set to join the cast of the new Star Wars series on Disney+, The Acolyte. Though the 17-year-old actress is said to be associating her name with the famous franchise, the exact details of her role continue to remain undisclosed.
Lucasfilm’s The Acolyte is going to be a thriller series exploring relatively darker aspects of the popular galaxy world, with the 2012 Bachelorette director Leslye Headland working on the show as the creator and developer, as well as executive producing it.
The casting of Dafne Keen hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but sources claim that the actress is reportedly going to be playing a “mysterious” character on the upcoming Star Wars show.
Dafne Keen is reported to appear on Lucasfilm’s The Acolyte
Following her debut in the 2015 drama series, The Refugees, Dafne Keen quickly climbed the ladder of fame after playing the bold and witty character of Laura, aka, X-23 in the superhero movie Logan, starring Hugh Jackman. And thanks to her part in the film, Keen has become a popular figure amongst the audience ever since.
More recently the actress played the lead role in Charles McDougall’s film named Ana, which was released in 2020. Besides that, she is also known for playing the character of Lyra Belacqua in the 2019 fantasy/mystery television series titled His Dark Materials, which is adapted from the popular trilogy of the same name.
And now, Keen is reportedly going to be on board with the Star Wars franchise, with Above the Line‘s Jeff Sneider claiming that she is ready to play a major role in the upcoming Disney+ series, The Acolyte. However, no information with regard to the character she is apparently going to be portraying in the series has been divulged yet.
Everything about The Acolyte that has been revealed so far
Lucasfilm’s The Acolyte has been in the works for quite some time now, with Leslye Headland running things as the executive producer, writer, and creator of the series.
The live-action series is said to be set a hundred years before the Skywalker Saga, going centuries back in the history of Star Wars as it narrates the dark and dangerous story of the final days of the High Republic era. What’s more, is that the besides exploring the “dark side powers”, the show is also going to feature the rise of the Sith. With all such aspects in work, The Acolyte is said to be a major chess piece in the expansion of the overall franchise.
Presently, the show’s cast includes The Darkest Minds‘ Amandla Stenberg as the lead star along with the Anne Boleyn star, Jodie Turner-Smith accompanying her in yet another important role. Besides them, Squid Game actor Lee Jung-jae along with Manny Jacinto from The Good Place and Charlie Benett, are also a part of The Acolyte‘s cast.
No details about either the characters or the show’s release have been announced yet. But rumors claim that it might just premiere in the latter part of 2024, that is if the production kicks off in 2023.