Such awesome news to annouce! Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will both be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Many already know Lupita for trend setting a style and her Oscar award winning performance in 12 Years A Slave. Game Of Throne fans will be happy to see Gwendoline, who plays Brienne of Tarth, in the period series will also be joining the cast. Not to mention she will be co-staring 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.”
No word on what roles they will be playing but they will be joining an awesome cast with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker all returning for this installment!
Source: Star Wars