In a huge $4.05 billion purchase, The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will be acquiring Lucasfilm and is planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015.
The new movie will be the first of a new trilogy, with a new film coming out every other year. According to CEO of Disney, Robert A. Iger, "Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas. This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney's unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value."
Bringing an end to the French Riviera festivities amidst thunder, lightning and heavy rain, the Closing Ceremony of the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival took place on Sunday evening (May 27).
With Audrey Tautou and her castmates offering up the final premiere by showing their film titled "Therese Desqueyroux" , stars such as Jean Dujardin, Andie MacDowell, Megan Gale, Alec Baldwin, Sonam Kapoor and Kylie Minogue glitzed up the Palais des Festivals red carpet screening before moving on to the awards presentation spectacle.