12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o and Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of the new Star Wars movie.
Mexican-Kenyan Nyong'o landed the role after her acclaimed film debut performance in the slavery drama which won her an Oscar earlier this year.
6ft 3in British actress Christie has built up her profile after appearing as Brienne of Tarth in epic fantasy series Game Of Thrones.
And she will soon be in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
They join original members of the first Star Wars trilogy of movies, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, in the eagerly anticipated Episode VII which began production last month.
Other figures who will be seen in the movie, which is directed by JJ Abrams, include Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.
Kathleen Kennedy, the president of production company Lucasfilm, said: "I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII.
"It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."
Composer John Williams returns once again to create the score for the film, as he has done on all six of the Star Wars films.
He won an Oscar for his work on the first of the movies.
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