UPDATED: Michael Arndt WILL write Star Wars Episode VII

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Michael ArndtVulture is reporting that Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt is a “leading candidate” to be “at least one of the writers” for Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Episode VII.

In addition to having several Oscars under his belt for the above mentioned flicks, Arndt has worked on the upcoming Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire as well as a Phineas and Ferb feature film that is in pre-production.

Via CinemaBlend

UPDATED: StarWars.com confirms that Arndt will indeed write the screenplay for Episode VII. He has already begun story conferences with Lucasfilm founder George Lucas and president and Star Wars brand manager Kathleen Kennedy.

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