The most recent document dump of 'Episode VII' concept art represents the latest — and greatest — disturbance in the Force
This may not seem that much of a surprise given the political themes in Sorkin’s recent work, but tonally, the Michael Douglas-Annette Bening White House rom-com is far removed from he brittle hard-talking dramas like The West Wing and The Newsroom. The man who adapted Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne book series for the big screen — and wrote and directed the Best Picture-nominated Michael Clayton — got his first “written by” with this fan-favorite romance starring D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. Almost all of Gilroy’s credits since (including Dolores Claiborne, Duplicity and State of Play) have explored more serious terrain, but as the writer told Movieline when he was starting out. Speaking of “toe picks”… Busy Philipps is an actress best known for her work on TV shows like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and Cougar Town.
This story first appeared in the May 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It took nine months of meet-and-greets, script readings and screen tests, all conducted with more secrecy than a raid on the Death Star, for directorJ.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm and Disney to assemble the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII: John Boyega, 22; Adam Driver, 30; Domhnall Gleeson, 30; Oscar Isaac, 35; Daisy Ridley, 21; Andy Serkis, 50; and Max von Sydow, 85, who were unveiled April 29, will join original starsMark Hamill, 62, Carrie Fisher, 57, and Harrison Ford, 71. Abrams cast a wide net, with actors asked to read material that was not from the top secret script.
Is this the first official sighting of the production of “Star Wars: Episode VII”? "I’m never coming back to this planet again," mused Luke Skywalker when he went off to embrace his destiny in "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope," though the "Star Wars" storytellers keep proving him wrong. Following recent rumors that the seventh installment of the enormously popular sci-fi series would feature scenes on Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine comes what appears to be photo evidence, courtesy of a photographer from The National. The alleged set pics, taken on Tuesday morning in the dunes near the Qasr Al Sarab resort in the Abu Dhabi desert, reveal an encampment of tents with several crew members moving around pieces of equipment, including a large grey mechanical disc that looks particularly “Star Wars”-esque.