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J.J. Abrams - Premiere of Showtime's 'Roadies' - Arrivals at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th June 2016

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J.J. Abrams , Katie McGrath - Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala - After Party - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

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Dan Trachtenberg, John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. , J.J. Abrams - New York premiere of '10 Cloverfield Lane' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 8th March 2016

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J.J. Abrams , Katie McGrath - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Katie McGrath , J.J. Abrams - Oscar Wilde Awards 2016 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 26th February 2016

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J.J. Abrams , James Franco - Hulu Original '11.22.63' premiere at the Regency Bruin Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Bruin Theater - Westwood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th February 2016

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Bridget Carpenter, Chris Cooper, James Franco , J.J. Abrams - Hulu Original '11.22.63' premiere at the Regency Bruin Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Bruin Theater - Westwood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th February 2016

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Maryann Brandon, J.J. Abrams , Mary Jo Markey - 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 29th January 2016

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J.J. Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members leave The Corinthia Hotel London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th December 2015

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Jj Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK film premiere - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Jj Abrams - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Jj Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members leaving The Corinthia Hotel London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Spike Lee, Jj Abrams , Tonya Lewis Lee - Star Wars - The Force Awakens World Premiere at Hollywood & Highland - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015

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J.J. Abrams - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre. at Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Disney, Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015

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George Lucas , J.J. Abrams - Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at TCL Theater, Disney - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015

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Video - Julianne Moore And Jessica Chastain Among Stars At National Board Of Review Gala - Part 2


'Still Alice' actress Julianne Moore was seen with her husband Bart Freundlich on the red carpet at the National Board of Review Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

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Contactmusic.com’s 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2015


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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...

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10) Shaun The Sheep Movie - The British TV hit becomes a charming stop-motion feature (Feb). Other anticipated animations: Pixar's Inside Out (Jul), Despicable Me spin-off The Minions Movie (Jun) and Snoopy & Charlie Brown (Dec). Watch the trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie here.

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Has The Most Watched Trailer Of 2014 (Yes Even More Than 'Star Wars The Force Awakens')


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How many times can you watch a two minute trailer of Jamie Dornan in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie? Well the answer is many, many, many times, on repeat if necessary. Yes probably in part thanks to loyal Dornan-aholics the Fifty Shades Of Grey teaser has beaten Star Wars The Force Awakens to become the most Youtubed trailer of 2014 with a colossal 93 million hits!

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Yes according to research by Zefr, the steamy trailer is the year's most viewed on Youtube, beating Star Wars Episode VII by over 10 million hits.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Teaser Trailer


Set three decades after the devastating events of 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi', the latest instalment sees a whole new adventure for Luke Skywalker and company, as both the light and dark of the universe clash once again. Episode VII, entitled 'Star Wars: 

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Anthony Daniels Assures Fans C-3PO Will Not Be CGI In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’


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Anthony Daniels, the actor who has appeared as C-3PO in all six Star Wars films, has confirmed that no CGI will be used for his character in Jj Abrams upcoming Episode VII. The actor, who is the only member of the Star Wars cast to appear in all six films, was replaced by CGI animation for C-3PO’s action seances in the prequel trilogy.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Daniels said, “There’s no way I would just do the voice. I will tell you that when JJ Abrams rang me to ask about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was — and that didn’t take long — but he then said, ‘Would you be interested in being in the film just doing the voice?’ I said, ‘No.’ And he said, ‘Right!’ He knew I’d say that.”

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James Marsden Lands Role In HBO's 'Westworld'


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HBO is known for big budget television series featuring high calibre stars, and it looks like their latest project is no different. 'Westworld' is based on the 1973 sci-fi film of the same name which featured a western-themed amusement park full of mysterious androids. The film starred Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin (father of Marvel's Thanos, Josh Brolin). 

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Anchorman 2 actor James Marsden is signed on to join HBO's new series

Not much is known about HBO's new version, aside from the fact sci-fi director extroardinaire and 'Lost' creator Jj Abrams will serve as an executive producer and Jonathan Nolan, creator of 'Persons of Interest' and brother of The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, has written the script alongside his wife, Lisa Joy. Nolan will also direct the pilot episode.

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J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter In New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]


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J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic X-Wing Starfighter in a new video calling for submissions to a tie-in charity initiative aiming to fund Unicef Labs and help poor children around the globe. 

"We are offering you and a friend to visit the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and be in the movie. But we're also offering something else - the chance to be in an advanced screening of Episode VII before it hits theatres," Abrams explained. 

"By supporting Force For Change, you win a private screening of the movie in your hometown and invite 20 of your closest friends and family. We know how much Star Wars means to so many of you and we love to share the movie with you first by supporting this truly great cause," he added.

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Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs An X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound


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J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding the upcoming reboot, Star Wars: Episode VII; we’ve had a glimpse at a bustling Tattooine marketplace and a chess table from the Millennium Falcon. Now, while talking about Ep. VII’s competition via Omaze, fans got a peek at a new breed of X-Wing.

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Standing in front of the new ship, Abrams makes one final plea for fans of the franchise and newcomers alike to get involved in a competition “to create a brighter tomorrow for thousands of kids and families around the world” by supporting UNICEF’s Innovation Labs. 

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The Latest Star Wars Episode VII Cast Member: Christina Chong


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Despite releasing a big cast photo back at the end of April, Star Wars Episode VII has continued to add to its roster. The latest addition sees Christina Chong join the team to play a small role.

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Chong is best known for her role on 24: Live Another Day - she also appeared in Madonna's directorial film début W.E and British TV series Monroe. Her casting follows the news that two unknowns have joined the cast: Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson.

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Meet The New 'Star Wars Episode VII' Cast Members Pip Andersen And Crystal Clarke


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Newcomers Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke have become the latest additions to the Star Wars Episode VII cast, after beating out 67,000 other hopefuls. Overnight the actors have gone from being complete unknowns to the hottest new names in Hollywood. But what can we find out about Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke?

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Last year 67,000 hopefuls from 11 cities and across the internet responded to an open casting call for a part in Jj Abrams’ sequel. While some thought it was just a publicity stunt, the idea of casting unknowns is nothing new to the franchise. It’s actually something Star Wars prides itself on, remember back in 1977 Mark Hamil was an unknown name.

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Harrison Ford On The Mend But 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Delayed By Weeks


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Harrison Ford's broken leg could set back the production of Star Wars: Episode VII by up to two weeks, according to a new announcement made by Disney. The actor, who'll be reprising his role as Han Solo in the film, sustained the injury last month whilst filming for Jj Abrams' new sci-fi instalment.

The veteran movie star faces up to six weeks of rehabilitation to get him - quite literally - back on his feet after a piece of the movie set crushed his leg on the 12th June at England's Pinewood Studios.

Shooting has continued in Ford's absence with Star Wars bosses working around the missing character. Now shooting has had to be halted for two weeks by the studios although Episode VII is still "on track" to wrap in the fall and be released in December 2015, according to the AP.

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Kevin Smith's Star Wars Episode VII Set Visit: We Now Know About Stormtroopers


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While Star Wars: Episode VII without Stormtroopers would have been difficult to stomach; Kevin Smith’s recent visit to the set has all but confirmed their existence in the new movie.

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Smith posted a selfie in which he appeared to be tearing up. It was only when he had a chat to the Flickering Myth podcast that he revealed that a) he did cry, four times in fact and b) there are Stormtroopers.

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No 'Star Wars Episode VII' News Means Kevin Smith Takes Centre Stage


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Star Wars Episode VII has done a pretty good job of churning out fairly newsworthy stuff since it was announced following Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm and everything related to a galaxy far, far away.

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Yes, ‘this person is starring as this thing,’ or ‘this old guy broke his leg doing this, or even ‘this man is in charge of another thing do to with this thing’ – they all happened and they were just about newsworthy. But with nothing that important taking place, it looks like we’ll have to talk about Kevin Smith, who took a photo of his own face while being around all the Star Wars things going on.

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Tom Cruise, 'Star Wars Episode VII' And Everything We Know About That Rumour


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In the latest round of Star Wars Episode VII rumours, The Sun is reporting that Tom Cruise could be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming instalment. Yes Ethan Hunt’s next mission could be in a galaxy far, far away! Of course it’s all just another Star Wars rumour at the moment (and we’ve had plenty of those in the last few months), but just because it’s Tom, let’s indulge this one and go over everything we know about the possibility of Cruise in Episode VII.

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What You Need To Know About Rian Johnson's Star Wars Appointment


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We don’t get many leftfield directorial appointments in the world of movies, so Rian Johnson’s Star Wars nod really is something to savour. Johnson will direct Star Wars Episode VIII, and word on the street is that he’ll be working Episode IX, too.

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The reaction to Disney and LucasFilm’s decision has been reasonably muted, which should be taken as a positive sign for Johnson. He has a short but impressive CV, including the highly celebrated Brick, his excellent work on the complex, intricate sci-fi thriller Looper and of course, three episodes of Breaking Bad – The Fly, Fifty-One and Ozymandias.

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Harrison Ford Has Had Surgery After "Left Leg Was Broken" On Star Wars Episode VII Set


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Harrison Ford has undergone surgery following an accident on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII that left him with a broken leg. The star, returning to the franchise as one of its original and most marketable stars, may have to be filmed from the waist up while he recovers.

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It was previously believed the 71-year-old had broken an ankle in an incident involving a door at Pinewood Studios on 12 June, but in a statement to Sky News, Ford’s publicist Ina Treciokas said: "Harrison Ford's left leg was broken in an accident. His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work." A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said the actor had been injured by a "garage door" and added: "The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and will look into it."

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Why Samuel L. Jackson Might Still Appear In Star Wars Episode VII


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Many publications have put the news out that Samuel L. Jackson – who played Mace Windu in the last (first) three Star Wars movies – is too busy to make a return to the franchise.

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But by the simple act of reading the quotes, one can ascertain the truth: Sam Jackson has said he hasn’t received a call yet, and that if he doesn’t get the call, he has stuff that he can be getting on with anyway. Key words there: yet, if and can.

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Harrison Ford Is Hit By Millennium Falcon. Lives.


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Harrison Ford is looking forward to getting back on the Star Wars Episode VII set within around 8 weeks following his run in with the YT-1300 light freighter.

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The accident initially saw the 71-year-old actor, who is reprising his one of his most iconic roles for the reboot, airlifted to hospital after a hydraulic door fell on him and broke his ankle while he at Pinewood Studios.

Continue reading: Harrison Ford Is Hit By Millennium Falcon. Lives.

Star Wars Spin-off To Be Filmed In London, Announces Chancellor George Osborne


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Chancellor George Osborne is excited about a new Star Wars spin-off, but not in the same way sci-fi geeks are. In fact, he announced the news that it would be filmed in the U.K via Twitter with the hashtag “#LongTermEconomicPlan”. Exciting, huh?

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The spin-off, which has been rumoured to centre on one of Star Wars’ iconic supporting characters; Han Solo and Boba Fett have been heavily rumoured. Mr Osborne said: “Lucasfilm and Disney’s decision to shoot the Star Wars standalone movie in the UK is testament to the incredible talent in Britain,” in a statement. “This will mean more jobs and more investment. It is great news for people working at Pinewood Studios, from the set designers to the carpenters.”

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Josh Trank To Take On 'Star Wars' Standalone After 'Chronicle' Success


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Josh Trank has just been announced as the latest director to be taking on a new standalone Star Wars film to complement the planned trilogy. Disney and LucasFilm seem to be wasting no time in lining up the next franchise additions after Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which is due out in December 2015.

"In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank," stated a press release from Lucasfilm today, via WSJ.

Trank, who made his name with the acclaimed thriller Chronicle, is the second hot young director to have been hired by the studios after Godzilla's Gareth Edwards was snapped up.

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JJ Abrams Reacts To 'Star Wars VII' Millennium Falcon Leak...But Not How You’d Expect


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With a movie as large and far-reaching as the new Star Wars, Episode VII, it was always going to be impossible to stop certain juicy details from leaking to the eager fanbase. Director Jj Abrams is notoriously secretive but even he has had to give in after a sneaky production team member shared several shots of the Millennium Falcon spaceship being built in some kind of hangar.

The director tweeted a photo of what appears to be the hologram chess board that appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy bearing a note that read "I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie. - JJ."

Basically, Abrams is making fun of all the people speculating over whether the Falcon will be featured in the movie by saying 'yes fools, of course one of the most famous spaceships of all time is going to be in my movie.'

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7 Things We NEED To See In 'Star Wars Episode VII'


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There’s about a million reasons we can’t wait for Star Wars Episode VII to come out. Yes, we know it’s not due for release until the end of 2015, but that’s not stopping us from a spot of Star Wars speculation! We’ve already got an inkling that the Millennium Falcon will make an appearance from scanning the background of production pics, but if there’s 7 other things we absolutely must see in the new film it’s got to be these.

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The Cast of Star Wars Episode VII At The First Script Read-Through

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Millennium Falcon Photos From 'Star Wars 7' Set Leak: Could It Be?


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We have been given our first look at the brand new Millennium Falcon that is being built for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, thanks to an alleged photo leak TMZ has published. The new shots, which are purported to feature full-size space vehicles from the sci-fi franchise, have strongly hinted that Han Solo's iconic spaceship and others will be included in Jj Abrams upcoming reboot.

If the photos are real, they are evidence that Abrams' team has decided to create full-size versions of the vehicles that George Lucas' movies only made in miniature model sizes. It will also indicate that Episode VII will use minimal CGI effects in favour of high spec props and spacecraft models. Eagle-eyed observers also spotted what looks like an X-Wing starfighter amongst the other unknown constructions.

The photos were evidently taken in some kind of cavernous hangar which fans are speculating could be England's Pinewood Studios, where much of the movie's filming will take place. Vast sets are shown being built out of wood and covered with ladders and scaffolding as Abrams' vision slowly takes form.

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At Last! Lupita Nyong'o Confirmed For Star Wars VII Cast With Gwendoline Christie


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Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie have finally been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It has been rumoured for some time that 12 Years a Slave star Lupita had been picked for the sci-fi reboot in her first live action role since winning her Oscar this year and now we have the confirmation.

In the latest wave of casting announcements since the big reveal at the end of April, Lupita is joined by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie in Jj Abrams addition to George Lucas' much-loved franchise. "I can finally say it out loud and proud: I'm going to a galaxy far far away!" Nyong'o excitedly posted via Instagram.

More: Lupita Nyong'o wears divisive Prada outfit to Met Gala.

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Star Wars: Force For Change Trailer


J.J. Abrams, the director of the forthcoming 'Star Wars: Episode VII', speaks from the movie set in Abu Dhabi about a competition where you could win a chance to appear in the movie at Pinewood Studios in London. As well as meeting the cast, going behind the scenes and getting into costume, it is also a chance to help launch a new program called 'Star Wars: Force For Change'.

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Want To Win A Role In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'? Step Right This Way


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Attention Star Wars fanatics - you could be heading to Abu Dhabi for a special role in J.J Abrams forthcoming blockbuster, Episode VII. In a video shot on location in the UAE, the director announced the new Star Wars: Force for Change initiative dedicated to finding solutions to the world's biggest problems.

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The first Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its programs that benefit vulnerable children. 

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JJ Abrams To 'Star Wars: Episode VI' Cast & Crew: "Let's Give 'Em Something Great"


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J.J. Abrams has written to the cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VII, encouraging them in the production began shooting last Friday (16th May) in London.

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Abrams sent a touching note to every member of the cast and crew stating what “an honour” it was to work with them and thanking them for all the “work past and future.” Abrams, who is directing the upcoming instalment in Star Wars, wished the actors well and asked they “take good care” of themselves and “each other”. The picture was obtained by moviefone and appears to have been written on a discarded piece of script paper. He also reminded them of the magnitude of the task they are taking on. Towards the end of his note he wrote “the world awaits this film,” encouraging his cast and crew with “let’s give ‘em something great!”

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Carrie Fisher On 'Star Wars: Episode VII': "They Hired Me Minus 35 Pounds"


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Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale have all shed pounds in a dangerously small amount of time in the name of art. But you rarely hear of women doing the same thing for a role, probably because they’d be accused of having bulimia or anorexia.

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When Carrie Fisher played Princes Leia back in the 70s and 80s she became a sex symbol because of a certain golden slave bikini. And, despite reprising her role over four decades later, it has been revealed that she was cast on the proviso that she shed 35 pounds. 

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Is Roberto Orci The Right Choice To Direct 'Star Trek 3'?


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Roberto Orci is allegedly in discussions to direct ‘Star Trek 3.’ The job had originally been pegged to go to J.J. Abrams, although (unless you noticed) Abrams has got his hands full directing the upcoming ‘Star Wars Episode VII.’ Abrams had directed the first two 'Star Trek' movies from the rebooted franchise, 2009’s ‘Star Trek’ and 2013’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ but the lure of ‘Star Wars’ was apparently too much for him to stick around to direct a third movie.

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So, who is Roberto Orci? Does he have what it takes to take over from J.J. Abrams, and does he have the CV to back it up? The answer’s pretty much a straightforward ‘yes.’ Orci has also been involved with the previous two 'Star Trek' movies, working on both as an executive producer. So, it’s safe to say that he knows the project pretty well. It sounds like they’ve essentially chosen Abram’s right hand man to take his place.

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Zac Efron And Lupita Nyong'o Still To Join 'Star Wars Episode VII' Cast?


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Zac Efron and Lupita Nyong’o had both been heavily tipped to be joining the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. So, imagine our surprise when the cast was announced earlier this week but their names weren’t on the list!  Although Jj Abrams has announced a string of actors billed to appear in his upcoming movie, there are rumours that the casting announcement isn’t yet complete. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Abrams “has another substantial role to fill - and it’s a female part.” How much truth there is to this report is obviously debatable, but we do know that there’s been strong evidence suggesting both Nyong’o and Efron will be joining the cast.

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Nyong’o was reported to have met with director Abrams in March when they discussed the Oscar-winning actress playing one of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s offspring. Lupita is probably the hottest actress around at the moment, fresh off her Academy Award win for her performance in 12 Years a Slave. Although Lupita met with Abrams in March, she hasn’t been the only female actress rumoured to have landed a role in Episode VII. Newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ name has also cropped up a few times. It’s not too unlikely for a fairly unknown actress to be cast, since relatively unheard of Daisy Ridley was announced as a main cast member on Tuesday.

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27th June, 1966

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