J.J. Abrams

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  • Birth Name: Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/27/1966, Cancer
  • Profession: Screenwriter; producer; director
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Sorry, Internet: The New Star Wars Teaser Is Only Available in Theaters

After an accidental leak earlier this year, J.J. Abrams and the rest of the men, women, robots, and aliens behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens are taking no chances.

The first 88-second teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film will be released in theaters on Friday, Nov. 28.read more

HBO Orders Star-Studded Drama Westworld to Series

The future is now at HBO.

The network announced Monday that it has ordered the impressive drama Westworld to series. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film of the same name about a futuristic amusement park. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton.

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Showrunners Documentary Chronicles the Rise of TV's Top Creators

For TV fans, showrunners like Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Kurt Sutter and J.J. Abrams are just as famous as the stars on their shows. A new documentary, available Friday on iTunes and Video On Demand (and in select theaters), takes an inside look at their jobs and what it takes to make a hit series.

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the brainchild of Irish filmmaker Des Doyle, who spent more than four years shooting the documentary. "It was borne out of the fact that I'm a huge, über TV fan," Doyle says....read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Believe TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Believe TV Show Series, Creator
2013 Almost Human TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Movie, Director
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Movie, Producer

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Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team Up for Hulu Event Series about JFK's Assassination

J.J. Abrams won't have to travel to any galaxies far, far away for his latest project.

The director behind the new Star Wars movie is teaming up with master of suspense Stephen King for a new TV series about a surprising topic: the... read more

James Marsden Joins HBO's Westworld Pilot

X-Men's James Marsden has joined the cast of HBO's pilot Westworld, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub sci-fi drama is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 novel and set in a futuristic theme park where androids fulfill human desires. read more

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' Westworld for HBO

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have signed on to star in J.J. Abrams' adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 movie Westworld for HBO, TVGuide.com has learned.

Written and directed by Crichton, the original film was... read more

VIDEO: See an X-Wing Starfighter on the Set of Star Wars: Episode VII

"Currently sunny London" is standing in for a galaxy far, far away in the latest video from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

In the clip, director J.J. Abrams teases a charity contest that offers fans the chance to win a visit to the set, a walk-on role in the movie, and/or a private advanced screening of the film — all to benefit the Star Wars: Force for Change fundraiser in support of UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs for children in need.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Two Cast Members

Two aspiring actors have landed roles in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars movie after auditioning through an open casting call, according to the project's website.

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