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Lupita Nyong'o Officially on Board 'Star Wars Episode VII'

June 3, 2014 (12:51 am) GMT
The Oscar-winning actress and 'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie are the latest names announced as part of the cast.

The rumors are true, is part of "Star Wars Episode VII" cast. The "" star read for a major female role back in March and apparently nailed it because the official announcement was made on Star Wars Facebook page and website.

Nyong'o's casting was announced at the same time with 's. "I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."

The role of each actor that has been announced as part of the highly-anticipated film is yet revealed. However, words are Nyong'o was circling the role of a Sith who "doesn't seem to be tied into the family lines from Episodes 4-6."

"Star Wars Episode VII" won't be in theaters until December 18, 2015 but the film has been making a huge buzz. , , and are among the returning stars.

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