Star Wars Casts Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie

Lupita Nyong’o - Gwendoline Christie

Star Wars: Episode VII may have already started production, but there’s no reason that casting can’t continue. Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie have officially been added to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars film, joining a massive cast that includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Lupita Nyong’o comes fresh off her Oscar winning performance in the Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave and Gwendoline Christie is best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in the official press release. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

There isn’t news regarding what roles they’ll be taking on, but it’s great to see the cast including such a wide spectrum of performers.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be unveiled in the U.S. on December 18, 2015.