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"Star Wars: Episode VII" Cast Announced

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 29th 2014 12:00PM

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have officially announced the key cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" with a cast list and a photo from a script reading earlier today.

The new cast members are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Original stars of the saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are all returning as well.

In an official press release, director J.J. Abrams says: "We are so excited to finally share the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII.' It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

Source: Disney Pictures

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