Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie Have Been Cast In Star Wars Episode VII
We're as happy as yub-nubbing Ewoks right now.
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 2, 2014
Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie have both accepted roles in Star Wars: Episode VII, and the official Star Wars Twitter page has confirmed it (above). Truly the Force is with us all this blessed day.
More from the studio:
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.”
(via The Mary Sue)