J.J. Abrams Sets the Cast for “Star Wars: Episode VII”


by: Sammy Mink

Well, it’s finally official – the cast has been set for J.J. Abrams’ STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. There’s a good mix of returning talent and fresh faces so let’s dive right in!

Those reprising their roles in the franchise are , , and as well as Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and as R2D2.

As for the newcomers, there are names you’ll recognize and those you won’t. , , and join the old crew. Writer/director Serkis is known for his roles in “Lord of the Rings” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Isaac and Driver both had starring roles in “Inside Llewyn Davis” but you might recognize Driver from his turn on HBO’s “Girls.” Gleeson is the British actor who got his start on the latter two “Harry Potter” films but has since starred in “About Time” opposite Rachel McAdams.

The cast is rounded out by , and . Boyega appeared on the sci-fi drama “Becoming Human” and will next appear in “24: Live Another Day.” Von Sydow is the Oscar nominated actor known for his roles in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Minority Report.” Ridley is the newbie of the group and will star in the horror flick “Scrawl.”

No word yet on who the newcomers will be playing so let the speculation begin!

Serkis is repped by and , Isaac is with and , Driver is with Gersh, Gleeson is at and . Boyega is repped by and 360, Von Sydow is with , Ridley is with .



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