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Star Wars Cast Grows Even as Production Halts

Two new cast members, and news of a planned production pause in August.

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July 9, 2014 - 7:00 am

Variety brings good news and bad news regarding ongoing production of Star Wars Episode VII:

In a new update on Sunday, Disney announced that two new actors, Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen, have been added to the cast, and that Harrison Ford’s injury will cause a brief halt in production next month.

American actress Clarke is currently studying in the U.K. Her first feature, “The Moon and the Sun,” will debut in 2015.

Andersen is a British actor and parkour practitioner who showcased his skills in a 2012 ad for Sony.

Ford broke his leg last month during production, causing much speculation regarding the effect upon the film’s production schedule. Now we learn production will halt for two weeks in August as adjustments are made to the schedule.

For fans, this signals that Ford’s role in the production may be more robust than previously thought. Some experts, like the crew over at AMC Movie Talk, had claimed his injury should not affect production because his role would be limited and relegated to the background. Apparently, that’s not the case.

With George Lucas having turned over the keys to his billion dollar creative empire to the House of Mouse, the future of a Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away has never been more uncertain. What direction do you want the series to go in? What news and rumors do you find most intriguing? Please share your thoughts and links with @WalterHudson and @DaveSwindle, this series' moderators, on Twitter or in the comments below. Image via 360b / Shutterstock.com
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