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Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Filming Gets Under Way in Abu Dhabi

The first “Star Wars” movie to be made under Walt Disney Co. has begun shooting in Abu Dhabi, according to Alan Horn, chairman of the company’s film division, who said the casting will be announced soon.

Horn spoke at a Bloomberg Business of Entertainment event today in New York, before heading to the U.K. with other Disney executives overseeing the project. Filming thus far has involved secondary scenes, he said. The U.K.’s Pinewood Studios will be the primary site, he said.