Lupita Nyong’o Joins Cast of ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

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It’s official! Lupita Nyong’o, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, which will be directed by JJ Abrams. The Oscar-winning actress joins the previously announced cast of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, reports CNN.

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Former stars of the franchise Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will be reprising their 1977 roles from the original, hit film.

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