Carrie Fisher will appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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Late actress Carrie Fisher will appear as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Director J.J. Abrams said in a statement that Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, gave her blessing to include her in the film, which will use unseen footage from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Filming for “Episode IX” begins next week. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports for PopStart.