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NEW STAR WARS CAST MEMBERS ADDED
More Ladies for the galaxy far far away
By Robert T. Trate
June 02, 2014
Source: Lucasfilm/ Disney
Episode VII arrives December 18th, 2015
© Lucasfilm/ Disney
There is nothing better than getting official Star Wars: Episode VII news from Lucasfilm! No rumors, no maybes, no Latino Review speculation. With that being said, we have two new cast members joining JJ Abrams’ production of Star Wars: Episode VII. One was long rumored to be joining the fray, the other is a Game of Thrones alum. Check out the press release below.
Press Release: 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.
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