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The trials and tribulations of the Lucas Museum

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File: Director George Lucas (L) and Darth Vader wave at spectators at the end of the screening of their film "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," May 15, 2005 at the 58th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

He's one of our best-loved film makers. But things have been a little difficult for George Lucas lately.

Since he sold his Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, the filmmaking force behind "Star Wars" has been trying to build a museum to house his art collection.

He's more than willing to pay for it... 

If you tally up construction costs, the value of the artwork, and an endowment he's promised, the museum is said to be worth one and a half BILLION dollars. 

You'd think that just about every city in the country would be clamoring to play host, but the story is a bit more complicated than that... 

Devin Leonard wrote about the saga for Bloomberg Business week and joined Take Two with more details.

To listen to the interview, click on the blue media player above. 

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