News Harrison Ford sidelined for 6-8 weeks from Star Wars filming: Report Harrison Ford attends 'The Expendables 3' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. Photo Credit: Getty/Vittorio Zunino Celotto By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated June 16, 2014 6:50 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Harrison Ford will be sidelined from filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" for six to eight weeks because of the accident he suffered on set last week, according to the Daily Mirror. The 71-year-old actor, who is reprising his role as Han Solo, the space pirate with a heart, was hospitalized after he hurt his ankle while filming, according to Disney. Ford was reportedly hurt by the door to the Millennium Falcon, but the actor's publicist didn't return messages for comment about his injury and recovery. The studio said production will continue while he recuperates. The movie, which will also feature Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer returning in their roles as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, is set to hit theaters in December 2015. By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.