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Lucasfilm Hire Empire Strikes Back Scribe Lawrence Kasdan For New Star Wars

Lawrence Kasdan wrote on both The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, and was man of the match on Raiders of the Lost Ark. He’s also the writer-director of several films I love, from Body Heat to Grand Canyon and now, Deadline believe, he’s on Lucasfilm’s wish list for their revitalised Star Wars plans.
The Hollywood Reporter say that the deals have been locked and that Kasdan and Kinberg are now on board. What isn’t set, just yet, is which of them will write which episode. They will both also receive producing credits – and presumably do some producing work. Officially speaking.
You can read more about this over at http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/11/20/lucasfilm-want-empire-strikes-back-scribe-lawrence-kasdan-back-for-new-star-wars/

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