Lupita Nyong’o Joins New Star Wars

    Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok  (UNITED STATES - Tags: Entertainment) (MTV-ARRIVALS) - RTR3L4KX

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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.

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