J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode 7″ has added to its cast, with Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie officially onboard.
Lupita Nyong’o (pictured above, left) is most known for her “12 Years a Slave” role, which nabbed her one of them bald golden statues. Gwendoline Christie (pictured above, right) can currently be seen wandering around Westeros looking for girls on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Says series producer Kathleen Kennedy about the duo’s casting:
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.
No word on what roles they will be playing, but they’ll be joining fellow franchise newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Along with returning series stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams, with the film set for next year, December 18, 2015.
And oh, like set images? Check out oodles of set images from “Star Wars: Episode 7″ over at TMZ.