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Hell Yes: JJ Abrams Adds Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie to the Cast of 'Star Wars Episode VII'

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 2, 2014 |


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Here’s the statement from Lucasfilm:

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.”

Star Wars already had the geeks and the nostalgic parents, and now they have the Vanity Fair crowd, the Game of Thrones crowd, the fashion crowd, and THE INTERNET.

And that’s how you command our attention and win the box office before you’ve even released a trailer.

via The Mary Sue



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