'Star Wars' Has Found Its Writer

Business Insider

Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm last week and announced a new "Star Wars" film, we've been hearing buzz about the many people in line to write the story treatment for the new installment.

Well, the wait is over.

Lucasfilm has confirmed rumors spread earlier today that Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt will indeed write "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Via StarWars.com:

"As pre-production of Star Wars : Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars  film. As revealed in  the ongoing video series posted here  on StarWars.com, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine  (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3  (2010)."

SEE ALSO: What Disney CEO Bob Iger said Disney has in store for "Star Wars" >

More From Business Insider
View Comments