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'Star Wars: Episode VII' resumes post-hiatus for Harrison Ford's injury


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'Star Wars: Episode VII' resumes post-hiatus for Harrison Ford's injury

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Sep 1, 2014

Disney and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: Episode VII" has officially resumed production at U.K.'s Pinewood Studios after star Harrison Ford, 71, broke his leg on-set in June calling for an unexpected hiatus from filming.

"According to sources, he broke his leg in an incident involving the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films," reports The Hollywood Reporter. "Ford later underwent surgery and the production went on a two-week hiatus earlier in August to await his recovery."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "While details of the plot have been kept tightly under wraps, the story will be set 30 years after the events in 1983's 'Return of the Jedi.'"

Under the direction of J.J. Abrams, 'Star Wars: Episode VII' features newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow, who will join the original stars of the saga, Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker," The Hollywood Reporter further details.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" debuts in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.