Actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie have joined “Star Wars: Episode VII.” You might recognize Lupita from the movie “12 Years A Slave” and Gwendoline from “Game Of Thrones.” Gwendoline will also appear in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” as Commander Lyme.
Here’s a note from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the actresses being added to the “Star Wars” cast:
I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.
Other actors in the movie include:
Max von Sydow
The new “Star Wars: Episode VII” movie will arrive in theaters on December 18, 2015!