There are likely to be dozens of supposed casting stories for Star Wars: Episode VII before anyone is actually signed, and really many of them have already been bouncing around. So what makes this one any different? Well, one involves a current Hollywood bad boy/heartthrob, and the other comes with some degree of confirmation.
A rumor emerging at Latino Review has Magic Mike and I Am Number Four star Alex Pettyfer meeting for an unspecified role, but the assumption is that it would be for Luke Skywalker's son. The other half of the story has Peter Pan and Perfume star Rachel Hurd-Wood having already read for the part of Princess Leia's daughter, with other actresses due to meet for it soon. In this case, the site says they got their info "confirmed via representation", meaning that they presumably spoke to her agent or something like that. As always, take this with a grain of salt and recognize that many names are going to be considered when all is said and done.
They pile on, perhaps to try and lend credibility to the story, that other "major casting news" is expected from Lucasfilm "very soon", which isn't actually saying much at all. With production to begin early next year, announcements have to be on the way. So until we get something concrete, feast on the thought of that kid from Beastly as a Jedi Knight. Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to open in 2015, directed by J.J. Abrams.