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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Academy Award® Winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie.

Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

via Lucasfilm


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  1. DAMNIT LUCASARTS! Every time I’m like “Nah, I don’t really care about the new movie because of X, Y, and Z,” you do something like cast Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, or Max von Sydow.

    Why can’t I quit you!?

    • Doctor Dinosaur on

      ^This .. I’m starting to do all kinds of rationalizations. Abrams isn’t an awful director just a bad writer, maybe the script will be good, it looks gritty and it has less obvious CGI probably.. The cast looks great and now fantastic even… You WIN moneybags, better not mess it up, you get one chance.

      DAT CAST.

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