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Faces & names: ‘Star Wars’ casts Oscar winner Nyong’o, Christie

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Hot off winning an Oscar for her breakout supporting performance in “12 Years a Slave,” Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” Disney and Lucasfilm announced Monday.

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Additionally, Gwendoline Christie, who currently stars as Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” also has been added to the ensemble in an unspecified capacity.

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