10 November 2012 10:49 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Looks like the Disney and Lucasfilm families are already beginning to blend.

Michael Arndt, who penned Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story 3," has been tapped to write the screenplay for "Stars Wars: Episode VII," Lucasfilm confirmed Friday.

Arndt, whose screenplay for 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine" earned him an Academy Award, also wrote the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire" (currently in production).

Fellow Hollywood scribe Damon Lindelof ("World War Z," "Prometheus," "Star Trek Into Darkness"), Tweeted his excitement over the "Stars Wars" news on Friday, writing, "Michael Arndt is the perfect choice. We're in good hands, fellow nerds."

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