NORTHAMPTON, UK: Matt Smith is the latest actor to be linked to the new Star Wars film. The actor, who steps down from his Doctor Who part later this year, “went in” for a role in Episode VII, according to website Bleeding Cool, although it isn’t known whether he was having a meeting or auditioning. The site reports that the news came from a “fairly well-placed source”. There have also been recent rumours that Jason Flemyng will be involved in director JJ Abrams’ film after he reportedly posted a picture on Instagram of what appeared to be a Star Wars script.–BFG