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  • 7 April 2014, 17:19

Star Wars Filming Begins But Without Full Cast

Filming has begun for the new Star Wars film despite casting for the movie not being completed yet.

Disney Studios' chairman Alan Horn has revealed that most of the main actors are in place for Star Wars Episode VII but told The Hollywood Reporter: "We're just not completely done yet."

He said initial shooting is already under way for the film which is due for release in December 2015.

Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, Abu Dhabi and Egypt are all thought to be locations for the as-yet untitled Episode VII.

Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) are reported to be reprising their roles in the franchise but none of the cast members have been confirmed yet.

Girls star Adam Driver is also rumoured to be playing the villain after his co-star Lena Dunham tweeted congratulations to him in February.

Dunham (@lenadunham) tweeted: "We're VERY proud of Adam Driver re: Star Wars. He's about to rip a hole in da force. Is that a thing? I guess I should see those movies?"

Mr Horn revealed there had been problems with getting the script right: "It's all about the screenplay. It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay."

He said he is currently happy with the redrafted script, which has been co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and JJ Abrams, following an early draft by Michael Arndt.

Abrams is also directing the film.

Mr Horn confirmed that the film will take place 30 years after 1983's Return Of The Jedi.

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