STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (also known as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) is an upcoming epic space opera film directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness) from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi) & Abrams. It is the seventh film in the Star Wars series.
The film features a cast including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments.