Last week, casting began on the new J.J. Abrams-helmed "Star Wars: Episode VII." Based on the character breakdowns, here's our choice for each of the lead roles. more »

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These actors will have some big shoes to fill.

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humor, fit.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE This young starlet is definitely on the rise and has already shown she can take on the sci-fi genre with poise and grace.

Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.

JONATHAN JACKSON This former child star, and longtime General Hospital mainstay, is ready once again to take to the silver screen. He definitely meets all the qualifications here, so just give him a lightsaber already!

Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

POWERS BOOTHE This grisly, actor has played tough characters in everything from "Sin City" to "Macgruber." He'll be a great addition to the "Star Wars" family. Also, be sure to check him out playing the patriarchal figure on ABC's "Nashville."

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently, doesn’t need to be fit.

THAT DUDE FROM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY If you want intellectual, then look no further than this guy, whose name I think might be Chip, or something. He can make up whole songs right on the spot. This guy is great. Maybe he could play C3PO's singing cousin? Yeah, not really sure what these parts or for, however, this guy has to be in the Star Wars movie, for sure!

A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

CONNIE BRITTON OK, OK, OK … Look, I know. Connie Britton isn't in her teens. But she's SUCH a great actress. I mean, have you ever seen "Friday Night Lights?" Or "Spin City?" Or ABC's "Nashville?" If not, do yourself a favor and get familiar with Connie Britton. She was born to play any role!

A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.

THE GUY WHO PLAYS GUNNAR ON NASHVILLE Haven't really seen this guy act a whole bunch, but he's really great on the ABC hit musical drama, "Nashville." It returns in the fall, so catch up now!

Forty something male, fit, military type.

I DON'T KNOW, THIS GUY MAYBE? He'd probably work if you cut his hair.

Star Wars: Episode VII: Get your tickets now!