With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark

Angelina Jolie was reportedly questioned by the FBI for four hours over the Brad Pitt private plane incident

JJ Abrams posts message for Star Wars cast

2014-05-21 17:30

Los Angeles  -  J.J. Abrams has shared a message of encouragement for the Star Wars: Episode VII cast.

The filmmaker has penned a handwritten note, which is circling online, addressing the ensemble of the upcoming sci-fi saga, thanking them for their hard work and boosting their confidence in the face of the audience's sky-high expectations.

The note reads: "Dearest Cast and Crew, What an honour it is to work beside all of you, on Star Wars Ep VII. I can't thank you enough, for all work past and future. Let's take good care of not just ourselves, but of each other. Amazing, but true: the world awaits this film. Let's give 'em something GREAT. xo JJ"

The movie will see former stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher return for Abrams' new instalment, alongside newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow.

Filming began in Abu Dhabi last week and is then expected to continue at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.

Bad Robot - JJ Abrams' production company - broke the news on Twitter, posting an image of the first film slate from the shoot, along with the hashtag "#DayOne".

The movie, which has a screenplay written by the director and Lawrence Kasban, opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Here's a first look at Tumisho Masha as Nelson Mandela in Mandela's Gun. Read More »
Add your review

Tom Hanks wants in on Channing Tatum's gender-swapped remake of his 1984 mermaid romantic comedy Splash. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.