‘Star Wars’ Adds Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Gwendoline Christie
When Episode VII announced its male-skewing, predictably nostalgia-grabby cast a month ago, word immediately followed that there was still a big female role for the taking. The Jedi Lupita dream was permitted to live a little longer — and, as so rarely happens with these things, it totally came true. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has joined J.J. Abrams’s cast along with Game of Thrones’ Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie. Nobody knows whom the two will play, only that it’s a double serving of great news for Star Wars: Episode VII: Jedi Lupita and Her Phenomenal Lightsaber Moves.
Also in a galaxy far, far away: TMZ snagged some on-set Tattooine pics. There’s a big creature and a ship and some dusty guys.
And while we’re in the general outer-space vicinity: Check out a Star Trek: The Next Generation shot minus the camera shake. [via]
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