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Ridiculously Lucky Canadian Lands Anakin Role

IGN Movies is reporting that Hayden Christensen has been officially cast as Anakin Skywalker for Episodes 2 and 3. If you're scratching your head thinking "Who the hell is Hayden Christensen?" you're not alone. The 19-year-old had a small role in John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness" (official box office numbers list it as making $3.50 in its theatrical run). Christensen also plays a troubled teen on "Higher Ground," a Fox Family channel series that consistently racks up a 0.0001 rating share. According to the "Higher Ground" cast bio, Christensen stars as Scott Barringer, a youth "who harbors painful secrets as he tries to shed his drug addiction." Unless Skywalker develops a serious Bantha fodder addiction, Christensen's previous role isn't going to help him much.
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Posted by Mac on May 16, 2000 05:58 PM
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