Last Lap: Who Left J.J. Abrams’ First Star Wars Production?

Which star recently was immortalized in wax? Octavia Spencer is cast in the reboot of a classic TV show, and X-Men fans get a tiny taste of what’s to come in the film series’ next installment.

  • Screenwriter Michael Arndt is no longer creating the script for the next Star Wars film. Director J.J. Abrams, who took over the franchise from George Lucas, will help finish the script. [Vulture]
  • Do you know which gorgeous actor decided to check out a wax figure of himself — on his birthday? The Gossip Table’s panelists have the answer!
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  • Octavia Spencer is slated to star in a remake of the 1980s crime drama Murder, She Wrote. We’re already wondering what kind of mysteries the Oscar-winner will be solving! [Los Angeles Times]
  • X-Men Days Of Future is months away, but super-short teaser clip has made it to Instagram. And even though it’s action packed, it’s not nearly enough to hold us over until the flick is released. [MTV News]

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