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The Day Kevin Smith Cried – SWR #136

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On this week’s podcast, Riley, Bethany and Mark talk about Kevin Smith’s visit to the Episode VII set, too much cgi, and the latest casting news!

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Episode VII Casting: Crystal Clarke & Pip Anderson

From starwars.com, (via Making Star Wars) it looks like we have to latest members of the Star Wars VII cast have joined the crew! Are they “Rachel and Thomas”? It looks that way.

Having hunted high and low for young and undiscovered talent, the filmmakers are delighted to announce that two actors from the open call call have been cast.

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Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Anderson is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man adfor Sony.

“The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film,” said producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Abu Dhabi shooting is now wrapped and it looks like Principal photography continues at Pinewood. However, there will be a two week break in August while Harrison Ford recovers from his peg-leg-causing injury.

Most importantly: The release date stands firm! See ya in theaters in Dec. 2015!

-Riley

Harrison Ford Beaks Leg in the On-Set Mishap

Man, this seems to be worse that many thought at first.

According to CNN:

Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg, not an injured ankle as the studio previously said, on the “Star Wars” set last week, his publicist said Thursday.

“Harrison Ford’s left leg was broken in an accident,” spokeswoman Ina Treciokas said in a statement to CNN.

She didn’t say how long the actor would be out of work, but he is apparently on the road to recovery.

We certainly wish Harrison a speedy recovery!

-Riley Blanton