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Casting Net: Noomi Rapace joins the CIA in 'Unlocked'; Plus, 'Star Wars: Episode VII', more

The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace, will star as a CIA Agent in Unlocked. Mikael Hafstrom (Escape Plan) is set to direct the thriller, in which Rapace’s character gets tricked into supplying info to the wrong side and ends up at the center of a potentially devastating biological attack on London. Peter O’Brien‘s 2008 Black List script was recently let go from Warner Bros. (which picked it up in 2010) and is being produced as an indie. [Deadline] READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars: Episode VII' has already begun filming, says Disney's Alan Horn -- VIDEO

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Surprise, Star Wars fans — the next film in the franchise has already begun shooting, and casting is almost complete.

The announcements about Star Wars: Episode VII were made by Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn during a panel at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles on April 2. He also acknowledged that there had been problems with the script, but he’s confident in the version director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have worked on, which is based on a previous draft written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt.

“It’s all about the screenplay,” Horn said. “It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay.” READ FULL STORY

Disney CEO teases 'Star Wars' details, says more 'Cars' and 'Incredibles' in the works

A few hours ago Tuesday in a galaxy that looks a lot like Portland, Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger told shareholders that Star Wars: Episode VII would take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi — one of the more specific nuggets of info that we’ve been treated to about the secretive project, which is supposed to start production in May.

Also, amid feverish casting speculations in various stages of negotiations ranging from Lupita Nyong’o to Adam Driver, Iger teased that, “there will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads.” He also joked that only one actor had been cast in the film so far: R2-D2.

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Darth Driver! 'Star Wars: Episode VII' has its first actor

Will he be good? Will he be bad? Or will that be the central question surrounding Adam Driver’s role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII?

Sources close to the actor confirm to EW that he is one raspy breath away from being announced as part of J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to Return of the Jedi.

Many actors have been rumored for a part in the movie, set for release Dec. 18, 2015, but with filming beginning in a few months, decisions are finally being made about who will inhabit this “galaxy far, far away.” READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars: Episode VII': 'Girls' star Adam Driver in talks to play villain -- REPORT

UPDATE: When reached by EW, Disney and Lucasfilm both had no comment.

Adam Driver may be preparing to go from Greenpoint to a galaxy far, far away.

Variety is reporting that the Girls star is nearing a deal to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ secretive Star Wars: Episode VII, set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

At 30, Driver is best-known for playing Hannah’s eccentric boyfriend Adam on HBO’s Girls. He’s also had memorable supporting roles in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

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Casting Net: 'Breaking Bad' actor Jesse Plemons auditioning for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'; Plus, Cote De Pablo, more

Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights alum Jesse Plemons is the latest name to emerge in the Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumor mill. According to The Wrap, Plemons is flying to Los Angeles to audition for director J.J. Abrams for the highly secretive Disney/Lucasfilm project, which is scheduled for a Dec. 18, 2015, release. Franchise originals Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are all expected to return, but the cast still remains a mystery. Other recent rumors have included Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sullivan Stapleton. [The Wrap]
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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot tweets R2-D2 photo from 'Star Wars: Episode VII' workshop

Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams’ production company, sent out a tweet Thursday that’s sure to excite Star Wars fans.

The message consisted simply of “Hi from the workshop #StarWarsVII” — but more importantly featured a photo of Abrams himself posing with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and R2-D2.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Release set for December 18, 2015

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Perhaps Darth Vader has found new ways to motivate them …

Lucasfilm has announced the new date for the debut of the next Star Wars trilogy, and despite some script rewriting that is currently underway, the movie will not be pushed to later in 2016.

Fans can expect to revisit the galaxy far, far away on Dec. 18, 2015. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan now rewriting screenplay -- BREAKING

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Obi-Wan Kenobi said act on instinct — but others might see this as a disturbance in the Force …

Lucasfilm has announced that Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and Raiders of the Lost Ark writer Lawrence Kasdan have taken over screenwriting duties from Michael Arndt, an Oscar winner for Little Miss Sunshine and nominee for Toy Story 3, who had previously been working on the story.

The movie is slated for release in 2015 but no firm date has been set. In its announcement about the screenwriter shuffle today, Lucasfilm said the current plan is still to begin shooting in Spring 2014.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII': 'Star Trek' legend William Shatner says J.J. Abrams will 'make a fabulous movie'

Phasers weren’t the only things set to stun when it was announced that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams would also be directing Episode VII in the Star Wars franchise. Fans of the two properties — who have long feuded over which franchise enjoyed true sci-fi superiority — did not quite know what to make of the same man now commanding both ships, so to speak. But what does the most famous face from Star Trek think about Abrams defecting over to the dark side…so to speak? READ FULL STORY

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