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CONFIRMED: Episode VII Adds Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie

CONFIRMED: Episode VII Adds Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie

lupita-nyongo-gwendoline-christieAmazing news from Lucasfilm today: Episode VII has added Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie to its impressive cast!  From Star Wars.com:

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.

Check out the full article here

Thanks to Lucasfilm for the head’s up.

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2 Comments

  1. Melinda Wolf
    June 2, 2014 at 12:01 Reply

    All I can saw is “This is AWESOME!!!”

    Lupita Nyong’o was great in “12 Years A Slave”, and I love Gwendoline Christie’s portrayal of Brienne! 🙂 They’re great additions to the already impressive cast! 😀

  2. Lisa
    June 2, 2014 at 15:21 Reply

    I adore Gwendoline Christie on ‘Game of Thrones,’ so I’m very happy! I have not seen Lupita in ’12 Years a Slave,’ but I only hear good things about her. Great news overall!

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