Lupita Nyong’o cast for Star Wars: Episode VII

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Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Gwendoline Christie, the Game of Thrones star, has also been added to the cast. The news was revealed via the official Star Wars website.

The new film is to also include the likes of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker who are to reprise their original roles.

The film is directed by J.J. Abrams, who also directed the recent Star Trek Into Darkness, and is currently being filmed at London’s Pinewood Studios.

Lupita Nyong’o recently was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave, which also picked up Best Picture at the award ceremony. Gwendoline Christie is best known for her role in Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, as well as being cast in the upcoming parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Star Wars: Episode VII is to be released in cinemas on 18th December, 2015.

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