On Monday, Walt Disney Co.’s Lucasfilm announced that they have tapped award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (pictured) to feature in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” according to Reuters.
In addition to Nyong’o, HBO’s “Game of Thrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie has also been added to the popular film. Other cast members include original actors Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford in addition to Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Andy Serkis.
Scheduled to premiere in December 2015, Lucasfilm is yet to reveal which character Nyong’o will play, but they have already committed to making this iteration of “Star Wars” into a six-film saga, with a number of standalone spin-offs also slated.
Nyong’o’s name has remained on the who’s who list of the hottest actresses. Just a few months ago, makeup institution Lancome made her the face of their brand, then shortly afterward, she was named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful.” It was also announced that the beautiful actress would join actor Idris Elba in the “Jungle Book.” Her claim to fame, though, was her role of “Patsey” in “12 Years a Slave,” nabbing her an Oscar.