Harrison Ford's Broken Leg to Delay Filming of the New 'Star Wars'

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Maybe it's bad luck to the tell an actor to "break a leg" after all. Harrison Ford, who broke his leg on…get this…the Millennium Falcon while filming the newest installment Star Wars, will reportedly push back the film's shooting schedule.

From the Associated Press:

Disney announced Sunday that shooting would be halted for two weeks in August to adjust the production schedule following Ford's injury. The 71-year-old broke his leg in June during filming of the much-anticipated sequel at Pinewood Studios outside of London."

As Esther Zuckerman noted, Ford is returning to reprise his role as Han Solo " alongside original cast members Mark Hamill (Luke) and Carrie Fisher (Leia)."

The delay gave the Star Wars production team the opportunity to announce that two new cast members have been added in roles to be played by Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen. Are you ready for these archetypes?

It is unclear what characters Clarke and Andersen will portray. However, according to a Chicago Tribune report last November, the open casting call description included two characters, named Rachel and Thomas. Rachel was described as "street smart, independent, athletic, natural beauty" while Thomas has "grown up without a father's influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn't have the strongest sense of himself." 

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