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Lucasfilm confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' will be written by 'Toy Story 3' scribe Michael Arndt

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It seems Lucasfilm's forthcoming installment in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, has found a writer. In a blog post today, Lucasfilm confirmed that Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine writer Michael Arndt would be penning the script. According to Lucasfilm, producers Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have already begun development discussions with Arndt. Late last month, Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm for roughly $4.05 billion in cash and stock, with plans to release three new films in the Star Wars series, as well as additional movie, television, and games projects based on the franchise. Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for release in 2015.