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'Star Wars 7' adds Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie to the epic cast

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According to The Guardian on Monday, two additional female cast members have been added to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars 7" movie. "Game of Thrones'" Gwendoline Christie and "12 Years a Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o have been announced to be in the Lucasfilm. They will be teaming with "Star Wars" old school celebrity cohorts such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford for the film as well as newer members like Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega.

Nyong'o was voted People magazine's “Most Beautiful” Woman and has won the supporting actress Oscar for her character portrayal of Patsey in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." She also was in talks for the "Star Wars 7" role for quite some time. Her meeting with Abrams took place prior to the Oscars.

"Game of Throne's" Christie also took position with the Abrams project as she is currently known for her role as Brienne of Tarth on the HBO series. She hasn't had much experience on the big screen, but prior to the "Star Wars 7" release, she'll be portraying a character in the two-part sequel of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" as the rebellious Commander Lyme. That being said, this will allow Christie's exposure to commence forth in front of movie goers.

At this point, there is no known roles in which they'll be portraying. Abrams did give some kind of tease when he was promoting a contest for UNICEF to win an opportunity to be in the "Star Wars 7" sequel. A creature walked out from behind Abrams as he was making his public service announcement for a good cause. This gave people viewing a glimpse into the costume making process. The film started its shooting in the desert region of Abu Dhabi and is rumored to move forth towards the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

"Star Wars 7" is scheduled to be released come Dec. 18, 2015.

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