‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, production start date, release date and first cast names revealed?





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Latino Review are well respected when it comes to finding out new about films, and quite often when they exclusively reveal an insider scoop, they are usually right. This week the site has reported on a couple of things regarding JJ Abrams and Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, and while what we have for you today are simply rumours, it is up to you how much of it you want to believe.

The site have said that inside information have told them that Star Wars: Episode VII is due to begin production on January 21st 2014, right here in the UK. It has also been reported that Disney are looking to release the film for Christmas 2015.

Also this week two new names have been rumoured to be joining the cast, and this follows earlier rumours of names like Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron and Jonathan Rhys Myers being tipped to come onboard. While these three names are highly unlikely to be joining Star Wars: Episode VII (I believe Gosling has already said no), Latino Review are saying that two names have come up this week, and look very likely to be joining.

Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, In Time, Magic Mike) and Rachel Hurd-Wood (Perfume, An American Haunting, Tomorrow When the War Began) have both been rumoured this week to be on the list to join the cast, and one of them even has a possible role revealed.

Pettyfer has no specific role mentioned, but considering his age and looks, it is likely that should this turn out to be true, he would be cast as Luke Skywalker’s son. However, Hurd-Wood’s character is more specific according to the report, and it is expected that she would play the daughter of Princess Leia.

 

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J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.

J.J., his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, and Bad Robot are on board to produce along with Kathleen Kennedy under the Disney | Lucasfilm banner.

Also consulting on the project are Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg.  Kasdan has a long history with Lucasfilm, as screenwriter on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. Kinberg was writer on Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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