'Star Wars: Episode VII' Behind-the-Scenes Photo Features R2-D2

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot unveils a look at the director, the robot and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
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Star Wars: Episode VII  is heating up.

Director J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo Thursday, along with the message "Hi from the workshop! #StarWarsVII."

In addition to Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, the photo also featured another familiar face: R2-D2. Beyond that, the photo doesn't give us much else to glean about the secretive project.

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The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole held casting calls in the U.K. last week and Chicago on Thursday, seeking to cast the roles of a young man and a young woman. The film is set to begin filming in the first quarter of 2014 at London's Pinewood Studios. Star Wars: Episode VII is set for a Dec. 18, 2015, release.