Lupita Nyong’o Joins New Star Wars

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Star Wars: Episode VII is racking up quite the cast. Lucasfilms has cast 2014 It Girl and Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o in the film. It was also announced Monday that actress Gwendoline Christie, best known as Game of Thrones’ Brienne of Tarth, will also have a role. The two ladies will be part of an inter-generational cast that includes original members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, as well as new additions John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and Max von Sydow.