Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson Confirmed for "Star Wars: Episode VII"
29 Apr 2014
Casting has been confirmed for the latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise, which will feature stage actors Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, alongside original star Carrie Fisher, according to Deadline.com.
Driver, who has appeared on Broadway in Man and Boy, Mrs. Warren's Profession and the hit HBO series "Girls," is joined by fellow "Star Wars" newcomers Isaac (We Live Here), Gleeson (Now or Later), John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.
The film, which will open Dec. 18. 2015, is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing. John Williams returns as the composer.
"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," Abrams said in a statement.
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