This Article is From Jun 17, 2014

Harrison Ford to Miss Eight Weeks of Star Wars Shoot

Harrison Ford to Miss Eight Weeks of Star Wars Shoot

Mr Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars sequel.

Highlights

  • Harrison Ford, who broke his ankle while shooting for Star Wars, will reportedly miss eight weeks of the film's shoot.
  • Mr Ford, 71, is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon, but needs rest before resuming work, reported Mirror.
  • "At the moment it looks like Harrison is going to be off set for 6-8 weeks but the main priority is making sure he is OK," a source said.
  • The film's shooting reportedly suffered initially due to Harrison Ford's absence, but now things are said to be under control as there are many actors in the movie, whose scenes can be shot now.
  • "The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move things around but now we have had more time we can juggle things, bring some scenes forward and push others back.
  • "There are lots of other actors in the movie so it is not a disaster. We are still confident the film can stay on schedule," the source said.
  • Meanwhile, Mr Ford's wife Calista Flockhart said at the weekend she is flying out to the UK to be by his side.
  • The actor is reprising his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars sequel, scheduled for release in December next year.
Los Angeles: Harrison Ford, who broke his ankle while shooting for Star Wars, will reportedly miss eight weeks of the film's shoot.

Mr Ford, 71, is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon, but needs rest before resuming work, reported Mirror.

"At the moment it looks like Harrison is going to be off set for 6-8 weeks but the main priority is making sure he is OK," a source said. (Also read: Calista Flockhart Flies to Injured Harrison Ford's Bedside)

The film's shooting reportedly suffered initially due to Harrison Ford's absence, but now things are said to be under control as there are many actors in the movie, whose scenes can be shot now.

"The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move things around but now we have had more time we can juggle things, bring some scenes forward and push others back.

"There are lots of other actors in the movie so it is not a disaster. We are still confident the film can stay on schedule," the source said.

Meanwhile, Mr Ford's wife Calista Flockhart said at the weekend she is flying out to the UK to be by his side. (Also read: Harrison Ford Injures Ankle on Set of Star Wars: Episode VII)

The actor is reprising his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars sequel, scheduled for release in December next year.