Star Wars Episode 7 looks to the British

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he rumour mill has been swirling around reports that British stars Alex Pettyfer, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers have been cast in the upcoming film “Star Wars Episode 7”.

The plot rumour suggests that the film will focus on the lives of 17-year-old twins who are trained by their uncle to be Jedis. Pettyfer has been rumoured to have read for the role of Luke Skywalker’s son while Hurd-Wood is said to have read for the role of Princess Leia’s daughter.

Twenty-three year old Pettyfer has starred in such films as “I Am Number Four”, the American movie “Beastly”, “Magic Mike” and “The Butler”. Hurd-Wood, 23, played the role of Wendy in the 2003 movie version of “Peter Pan” and also starred in “An American Haunting” as well as the 2010 film “Hideaways”.

Star Wars Episode 7, due for release in 2015 is to be directed by J.J. Abrams and Disney has confirmed that John Williams will compose the score. Williams has composed scores for such hits as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Jurassic Park”.

According to the British Sun newspaper the movie is to be filmed in Scotland while there are other rumours that it is to be filmed at London’s Pinewood Studios as well as in Ireland.

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Paranoia bombs up the box office

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Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford‘s new film Paranoia has proven to be Ford’s biggest box office bomb ever. The action thriller starring the British Oldman and one of the biggestHollywood actors (Ford) going head to head with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth in the middle was estimated to make as little $6 million after taking in $3.5 million in its first three days in cinemas.

The film is one of the worst box office performers for all three actors and one of the biggest bombs of the summer. It’s also Ford’s worst-reviewed film to date. It has gotten mostly “rotten” reviews behind 1994′s “Jimmy Hollywood”. Paranoia cost an estimated $35 million to make and stars Oldman as Nicholas Wyatt and Ford as his corporate rival Jack Goddard with Hemsworth using entry-level staffer Adam Cassidy as a pawn.

Ford stars in the adaptation of the movie “Ender’s Game” in November. Harrison Ford has starred in some of the biggest movies in history including Raiders of the Lost Ark, the other films in the Indiana Jones franchise, and of course, the Star Wars franchise.

Oldman starred in the Harry Potter films while Hemsworth was in the hit The Hunger GamesDirector Robert Luketic has had other flops such as Monster-in-Law and The Ugly Truth.

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