Star Wars: Episode VII production delay, new actors cast

News Simon Brew 7 Jul 2014 - 06:24
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The shoot of JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII will shut down for two weeks in August. Plus: two more faces join the cast...

The latest developments on JJ Abrams' now in production Star Wars: Episode VII are that there are two new faces in the cast, and a bit of a production rejiggle. So let's take that in order.

Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson are the new cast members. They've both been discovered through the open casting call process that took place last year, where tens of thousands of people tried to nab a role in the new Star Wars movie. The official press release from Lucasfilm didn't give any details on what their roles would be, but it did provide a snap of the pair. So here you go...

And then, as a consequence of the heavily-reported injury to Harrison Ford, there's going to be a break in filming. The production will take a two week "hiatus" in August, "while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury".

This won't affect the film's release date - filming is still expect to finish in the autumn, with Star Wars: Episode VII arriving in cinemas on December 18th 2015.

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