"Star Wars: Episode VII" to resume filming

Harrison Ford attends Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables 3" premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug. 11, 2014, in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is about to pick up where it left off.

The J.J. Abrams-directed film is set to resume production later this month, a source told The Hollywood Reporter. Production had gone on hiatus after Harrison Ford broke his leg on the London set in June and later underwent surgery.

The accident involved a spacecraft door falling on the 71-year-old actor's leg. Ford's Han Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon, which is returning in "Episode VII." He was expected to be sidelined for up to two months.

Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are among the original "Star Wars" cast members returning for the new film. They'll be joined by series newcomers that include Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson and Max Von Sydow.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is set to open in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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