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Will it be the longest credit sequence in history? The force has gone with Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie after it was announced they had joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. The Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave Star and the Game of Thrones actress - who can next been seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - will take their place alongside original cast members Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. »
Nyong'o, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for her work in Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, has been rumored to be in consideration and/or discussions for a role dating back several months. The prevailing theory is that she might play a Sith villain in the film, and could potentially portray Asaaj Ventress, a Sith villain-turned-bounty hunter from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series whose fate was never revealed. Those odds are slim at best, but nothing can be ruled out at this point with The Clone Wars being part of the official Star Wars canon.
12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Lupita Nyong’o has joined the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
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Just because most of the cast was announced and filming is already underway, you didn't really think Star Wars casting was over, did you? Star Wars casting is never over. Today, Lucasfilm has announced that Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne from Game of Thrones) have joined Star Wars: Episode VII. A few months ago, there was word that Nyong'o had met with director J.J. Abrams about the film, and it looks like those conversations worked out. As for Christie, this is the first time we've heard her name connected to Episode VII, and this is another big film for the talented actress as she's also signed on to co-star in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. "I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. "It's thrilling to see »
- Matt Goldberg
Back in March (Click Here) we got the Exclusive that "12 Years a Slave" Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was being eyed for a role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" and now it has finally been confirmed. At the time I was told Lupita might be going up for a sith, lets hope that is still the case.
Also Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series "Game of Thrones" as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."
"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."
- Kellvin Chavez
We knew that more casting was supposed to be announced for Jj Abrams' currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII (specifically for a large female role), and today we finally know who they're casting. Today brings the news of not one, but two all new additions to the cast of the Star Wars film...sadly, we still don't know Who they'll be playing.
The announcement comes from StarWars.com:
Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
"Hunger Games" fans may want to brush up on their French: "Mockingjay" has started shooting in Paris.
E! reports that Jennifer Lawrence, a.k.a. Katniss Everdeen, has already shot several scenes in the French capital, alongside co-star Liam Hemsworth (Gale). Fellow cast member Evan Ross (video crew member Messalla) was also spotted landing in Paris earlier this week.
It's unclear exactly what scenes from "Mockingjay," the third installment in the blockbuster "Hunger Games" series, are being shot in the City of Lights, though some snapshots from the set depict Lawrence and Hemsworth surrounded by snow and wearing long, hooded robes. Perhaps the French capital is standing in for the Capitol of Panem?
"Mockingjay," based on the book series by author Suzanne Collins, will be split into two feature films. Co-stars include the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, and Elizabeth Banks. »
- Katie Roberts
Eugenie Bondurant has been cast as Tigris in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Lionsgate announced today. She joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Gwendoline Christie, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, Robert Knepper and Michelle Forbes. »
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will open on November 21 in the UK and the Us.
Watch Julianne Moore speak to Digital Spy about the series below: »
Here's a bit of casting (and anti-casting) news today: Gerard Butler has exited Ericson Core's Point Break remake scripted by Kurt Wimmer. Luke Bracey still stars. Channing Tatum will star in and produce an untitled crime thriller for Sony. Kristin Gore will pen the script. Emma Stone has joined Woody Allen's latest untitled film, which also stars Joaquin Phoenix. Michelle Forbes is the latest addition to Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from Heat Vision is the news that Butler has dropped out of Point Break. He was previously set to play Bodhi, the surfer/thief originally played by Patrick Swayze, but creative differences and scheduling contracts have forced him to leave the picture. Bracey plays FBI agent Johnny Utah, made famous by Keanu Reeves. Alcon Entertainment is sticking with their late-June start date for production, »
- Dave Trumbore
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the final installment in the mega-hit Ya franchise, has cast Michelle Forbes as Lieutenant Jackson. Jackson is a soldier from District 13, the rebel district of the futuristic society Panem. The fourth film in the hit Ya franchise -- which will star Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson -- is filming back-to-back with Mockingjay - Part 1. Photos: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' World Premiere Lights Up the Red Carpet Mockingjay - Part 1, the third of four films based on Suzanne Collins' popular Ya novels, will hit theaters Nov. 21, 2014, via Lionsgate.
- Rebecca Ford
Michelle Forbes will play Lt. Jackson in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Lionsgate announced today. She joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Gwendoline Christie, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Robert Knepper. »
Here's today's latest casting news: Michelle Monaghan is the latest addition to Chris Columbus' Pixels as the female lead. Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, and Josh Gad also star. Gwendoline Christie will replace Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell have signed on for Rob Letterman's Goosebumps adaptation, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from Heat Vision is word that Monaghan will play the female lead in Pixels, an adventure film that explores "what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They begin a war on the human race, using the games as models for their various assaults. The U.S. president (James) turns to his childhood best friend to lead a team of old-school arcaders to save the planet. »
- Dave Trumbore
And this hectic news day just keeps rolling on. Next up Variety reports that the truly badass Gwendoline Christie is replacing actress Lily Rabe as the Commander Lyme character in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
Rabe was forced drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in Much Ado about Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park. The Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be in theatres on November 21st, 2014, with Part 2 following on November 20th, 2015.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Book Synopsis
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. »
- Steve Barton
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is just a few short months away (okay, November, but who's counting? Okay, we guess we are...) and we are quickly grabbing hold of any and all news we possibly can!
"Game of Thrones" fans are going to love this tidbit of information - while Lily Rabe was originally cast in the role of Commander Lyme, a scheduling conflict forced her to back out, but the role was quickly filled by another actress who is familiar with acting in a military role: Thrones' Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie. Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence must be a big fans of "Game of Thrones" - he also cast the show's Natalie Dormer in the role of Cressida!
While we won't be seeing Gwendoline until Part 2, it gets us excited knowing that they've started casting for the movie at this point. We never want The Hunger Games to end, »
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Gwendoline Christie, who plays the tough warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO's Game of Thrones, has nabbed another military leader role. The actress will play Commander Lyme in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. She's replacing Lily Rabe, who was originally cast in the role. Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park. Photos: 'Game of Thrones': 15 New Photos From Season 4 The fourth film in the hit Ya franchise -- which will star Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson -- is currently
- Rebecca Ford
Rabe was forced drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in “Much Ado about Nothing” at Shakespeare in the Park.
The Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games.
“Mockingjay – Part 1” hits theaters on Nov. 21 and “Mockingjay – Part 2″ will be out on Nov. 20, 2015. Director Francis Lawrence began shooting the two films in Atlanta in September with production concluding later this spring near Paris and Berlin.
The studio decided in mid-2012 to split the final “Mockingjay” book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy into two movies. Lionsgate has booked Berlin’s massive Tempelhof Airport — built in 1927, reconstructed by the Nazis as a symbol of supremacy, and »
- Dave McNary
Brienne of Tarth is going to Panem!
Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with her upcoming performance in Shakespeare in the Park's "Much Ado About Nothing" this summer in New York City.
Tall and strong, Christie certainly looks the part of the fierce commander. In "Game of Thrones," she plays the sword-wielding warrior Brienne of Tarth, who's become a fan favorite for clashing with Jaime Lannister.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" hits theaters this fall, while "Mockingjay: Part 2" follows in fall 2015.
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images »
- Kelly Woo
Gwendoline Christie, who plays warrior Brienne of Tarth in HBO's "Game of Thrones," is replacing Lily Rabe in the role of Commander Lyme in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 . According to Variety , Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with "Much Ado about Nothing" at Shakespeare in the Park. Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 21 and will be followed by "Part 2" on November 20, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) »
Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice’ set photo In the picture above, Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore can be seen on the set of Still Alice, currently filming in New York City. This particular image and others featuring Stewart can be found (via Kstewartfans) here. (More on ‘Still Alice.’) Based on a novel by first-time author Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a Harvard professor diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Kristen Stewart plays one of the professor’s daughters, Lydia. As the disease progresses, Alice and Lydia develop a bond previously missing from their mother-daughter relationship. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer Quinceañera), besides Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart Still Alice also features Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Alec Baldwin, Shane McRae, and Stephen Kunken. The film should be coming out in 2015. Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart movies »
- Zac Gille
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