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Word has it that Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) will be among the writers on Disney/Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode VII.  Arndt reportedly has a 40-50 page treatment already prepared and is likely to be one of the writers on board before the picture starts shooting some time in 2014.  It sounds like his preparation includes all three films in the trilogy, which was alluded to in a recent press conference by Disney CEO Bob Iger.  Rumors have run rampant since the news that Disney would be purchasing Lucasfilm to the tune of $4 billion and would be releasing a Star Wars sequel trilogy starting in 2015.  It's been speculated that Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) may be lined up to direct the film, but Arndt's treatment is expected to cross the desks of Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.  Hit the jump for much more. Vulture reports that Arndt has a »

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