Confirmed: STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Is Already Filming; Most Of Main Cast "In Place"
Yesterday we reported on a rumor that J.J. Abrams' Star Wars flick may already be shooting in Cairo, Egypt, and now Disney chief Alan Horn has confirmed that filming is indeed already underway, though he doesn't mention the location. Horn also provides a casting update.
While chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney chief Alan Horn confirmed that filming has already begun for Star Wars: Episode VII. "We're actually shooting some of it now" he said. "We're up against it. But also it's the screenplay, because it has to be… You know, this is 'Episode VII', so there's IV, V, VI, and this is VII, so it takes off where VI left off, and where VI left off is 35 years ago.". He also reveals that the script is finally ready after several rewrites. Horn does not mention Cairo as the location, but I'd say it's a safe bet that Jedi News were accurate with their scoop. But what about casting? Other than pretty much every actor under 40 in Hollywood being rumored to have read for a role, aside from Girls actor Adam Driver, we haven't had any solid word or official announcements. But, they may not be very far away as Horn states that “we have a lot of them [in place], we’re just not completely done yet.” Keep an eye on CBM for any further announcements. Personally I feel a press release isn't far away.
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