07/04/2014 11:07 BST | Updated 07/04/2014 11:59 BST

‘Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Already Started Filming, Reveals Disney Exec Alan Horn (VIDEO)

Disney chief Alan Horn has revealed that ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is already being filmed, even though they haven’t found actors for all of the roles.

It was previously thought that the 'Star Wars' movie team would start shooting in May, however Alan has now confirmed that they’ve actually already begun filming.

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The film is due for release in 2015

In the interview The Hollywood Reporter, Alan stated the new film will pick up where ‘Return Of The Jedi’ left things, adding that “most of the cast” are in place, though they “aren’t completely done yet”.

The exec was keen to keep the cast’s identity a closely-guarded secret and also made no mention of which previous ‘Star Wars’ icons will return in the new film.

It has already been revealed that the hotly-anticipated movie will be directed by JJ Abrams, who directed the recent big screen ‘Star Trek’ revivals, and is scheduled for release in December 2015.

Alan’s statement that the film will resume proceedings where ‘Return Of The Jedi’ ended contradicts previous statements, which hinted that Episode VII would be set 30 years after its predecessor.

While producers are remaining tight-lipped about who will star in the film, it is rumoured that ‘Girls’ actor Adam Driver is in negotiations to play the lead villain.

‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham appeared to confirm the casting back in February, writing on Twitter: “We're VERY proud of Adam Driver re: Star Wars. He's about to rip a hole in da force. Is that a thing? I guess I should see those movies?”

According to The Guardian, '12 Years A Slave' Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o could also be joining the cast.

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