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Breaking news from the ‘Star Wars’ front: they have cast Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie in Episode VII!

It hasn’t been announced what parts they will play, but it is exciting news that more women have been cast in the newest Star Wars movie.

From Lucasfilm: Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen 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.”

I’m so excited to see Lupita cast in this!