Report: Screenwriter Attached to Next Three STAR WARS Movies

Screenwriter Michael Arndt has written a treatment for the upcoming new Star Wars trilogy, according to multiple sources.

That news first circulated Thursday on Vulture, with word that Arndt has written a 40 to 50-page treatment for Episode VII, announced by Disney for 2015. Later, Deadline posted that Arndt's treatment is in fact for the next three Star Wars films, the post- trilogy announced last week along with Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm.

Arndt has been working with Lucasfilm "for months" before the Disney deal, according to Deadline. Vulture's piece stated that Disney is looking for "a much older" Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo to appear in the new films, though there is no deal in place for the original actors at this point. Additionally, Vulture says that the treatment will soon be "crossing the desks" of top directors, naming Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams.

Arndt won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 2006 film , and his script for 2010's was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is one of two credited writers for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, out Nov. 22, 2013.

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