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  1. 'The Empire Strikes Back' Live Read Surprises With Mark Hamill, Ellen Page

    2:04 am 12/19/2014

    Gender reversals, 'The Interview' jokes and a new spin on Yoda in Thursday's installment of the Film Independent seriesRead more

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  2. 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets December 2015 Release Date

    1:25 pm 11/7/2013

    UPDATED: J.J. Abrams is directing the Lucasfilm and Disney tentpole, which originally hoped to hit theaters in Summer 2015.Read more

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  3. Toronto Fest to Host 'The Big Chill' Screening, Cast and Crew Reunion

    8:36 am 7/25/2013

    The Lawrence Kasdan drama will be shown at TIFF 30 years after its world premiere.Read more

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  4. It's Official: 'Star Wars' Stand-Alone Films From Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg in Development

    2:08 pm 2/5/2013

    Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed for investors that his company has lined up the pair to work on stand-alone films centering on "Star Wars" characters.Read more

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  5. Star Wars: How Writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg Will Expand the Galaxy

    8:00 am 11/28/2012

    Sources tell THR that each will write separate projects, not necessarily "Episode 8" and "Episode 9" -- a plan similar to Marvel's movies around "The Avengers."Read more

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  6. Biggest Challenge to New 'Star Wars' Is Time, Screenwriter Says

    7:00 am 11/23/2012

    Ron Shusett, who wrote the 1990 "Total Recall" and "Alien," tells THR the timing of the new adaptation could be tricky -- but that many other pieces are falling nicely into place.Read more

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  7. Sources: Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg Lock Deals to Write and Produce 'Star Wars' Installments

    4:24 pm 11/20/2012

    The pair will write either Episode VIII or Episode IX — their exact division of responsibilities is yet to be determined — and they will also come aboard to produce the films. Read more

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