Lupita Nyong’o And Gwendoline Christie Join “Star Wars: Episode VII”

June 2, 2014 • By

Lupita Nyongo Star Wars Episode VII

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.

Gwendoline Christie Star Wars Episode VII

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:

Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill
Anthony Daniels
Peter Mayhew
Kenny Baker
John Boyega
Daisy Ridley
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Max von Sydow

The new “Star Wars: Episode VII” movie will arrive in theaters on December 18, 2015!

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