Home > Lifestyle > Entertainment > Movies
Tuesday April 8, 2014 MYT 1:20:00 PM
Tuesday April 8, 2014 MYT 3:46:10 PM
However, Disney can’t confirm any actors linked to the new movie just yet.
Disney chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that Star Wars Episode VII has started filming, even if casting isn’t totally complete.
Though Horn would not confirm which actors had already been signed for J.J. Abrams’s production, plenty have been linked with the seventh Star Wars film.
Adam Driver (Girls) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave) have both been linked to the production, while several names have been mentioned in relation to a leading role: Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), John Boyega (Attack The Block), and theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.
(The Hollywood Reporter reported that Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the earlier films, will make a 'return' in Episode VII.)
But the Disney chairman wasn’t to be drawn on casting specifics, speaking at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television during an event hosted by The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway.
“We’re actually shooting some of it now,” Horn explained. “We’re up against it. This is Episode VII, so it takes off where VI left off, and that’s 35 years ago by the time this is released in December 2015.”
“It’s all about the screenplay, it has to be. Larry Kasdan co-wrote it with J.J. Abrams, and the early draft was done by a guy named Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3. We have a lot of (the cast), it’s just not completely done. I’ll give you the same line as I did in Vegas: ‘Patience you must have!’,” he joked. — AFP Relaxnews
Tags / Keywords:
Entertainment, Star Wars, JJ Abrams, Movies, Films, Death Star
Sarawak-born James Wan on directing 'Furious 7'
Jesse Eisenberg as a bald Lex Luthor in 'Batman V Superman' is cool
ScreenX, 4DX, Starium: Cinemas turn movie watching into a virtual experience
Perfect celluloid coupling – popcorn and movies
‘Captain America’ directors to work on new ‘Avengers’ movies
Do your business to chicken clucks in loos at Noma restaurant
Brief moment with ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden. And David Beckham.
Design talents from Asia show off their creations
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Zaqhwan needs more time to feel at home in Moto2
Jakarta school gets green light
Star2 Monthly Challenge: Top tips for hiking
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)