Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan Official Screenwriters

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Despite reports that Michael Arndt was writing Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm has announced today that the official title of screenwriter will be shared by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (who wrote Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi!).

J.J. Abrams

"I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script," Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a recently released statement.

"There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right. Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production."

We know that John Williams will be scoring Star Wars: Episode VII and that Saoirse Ronan has auditioned, as has Michael B. Jordan. But, beyond that… everything about the film thus far has been kept secret in a galaxy far, far, away. 

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