Lupita Nyong’o is making her next move.
The Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” actress has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” along with “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie, according to the franchise’s official page.
Nyong’o’s future has been the subject of much speculation since winning an Academy Award for her first major film role.
Christie already made headlines for her high-profile addition to “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” in the role of Commander Lyme.
The duo’s casting makes good on Lucasfilm’s insistence that the sequel would feature more female stars than previously-confirmed Daisy Ridley.
The trio joins well-known actors like Adam Driver (“Girls”), Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) and “The Hobbit” star Andy Serkis.
Set three decades after the events of “Return of the Jedi,” their roles are still being kept under wraps, though we know original stars Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill will also return.
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