Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and Games of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie have been announced to cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. Lupita Nyong'o's breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave saw her receive an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress while Gwendoline Christie currently stars in the hit television show Game of Thrones.
Gwendoline will also appear in the next film of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Lucasfilm president Kathleen says she could not be more excited to have Lupita and Gwendoline on board for Episode VII; "it's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."
The original stars of the saga will be returning also, namely Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. Joining them will be actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andey Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and now Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie!
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Bryan Burk are said to be producing it and John Williams will return as the composer.
The movie will open worldwide on the 18th of December in 2015.
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