Dani Daniels Added to 'Empire' Cast List

LOS ANGELES—AVN Award winner Dani Daniels has signed on to join the cast of Axel Braun's The Empire Strikes Back: An Axel Braun Parody, currently seeking crowdfunding through Indiegogo.com.

The Indiegogo campaign for the project, which has a fixed funding goal of $500,000, has topped $5,000 after its first five days, and will continue until April 22. If the goal is reached, the movie will be released online free of charge forever.

Daniels' role in the movie, should it come to fruition, will be Toryn Farr, a communications officer for the Rebel Alliance who coordinates the defense of the ice planet Hoth.

"Being a Star Wars nerd myself, I am beyond excited to be a part of The Empire Strikes Back XXX," Daniels said. "Axel is an incredible legend, and i can't wait to see the nerd-gasm porn film he creates."

She continued, "I can't believe he offered me a part—even though I should have been Chewbacca, since I totally have the bush for it. I can't wait for the true fans to donate and see it when it's done."

Commented Braun, "I am absolutely thrilled to have Dani in the cast. She's a terrific performer and a gifted actress, and she's definitely a fantastic addition to our already stellar cast."

The cast already in place for the movie includes Allie Haze, Lexington Steele and Seth Gamble, all returning from Braun's Star Wars XXX, as well as new additions Riley Steele, Carter Cruise, Aiden Ashley and Asa Akira, on special loan from Wicked Pictures.

For more on the Indiegogo campaign for The Empire Strikes Back XXX, click here.

The movie is scheduled to begin production June 1 and continue for 28 days in California, Nevada and Alaska. The target release date is September 30, 2016.