Alan Horn who is the Chairman for Disney Studios has confirmed that shooting for Star Wars: Episode VII has begun. He also mentioned that casting is almost complete but not fully done. He would not release any of the casts names.
All we know is that Adam Driver will be playing a villain and still no word on if they have made a choice out of Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher for the lead role.
Basically Horn would say nothing but “patience you must have.” I guess we have to have patience while we wait to find out what is going with Star Wars: Episode VII.