It's Official: The Cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Announced

Star trio of the original trilogy will join Andy Serkis and director J.J. Abrams in the next Star Wars installment. 

As announced on StarWars.com today, director J.J. Abrams has named his cast for Star Wars: Episode VII

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise.

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.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

To get to know some of the newest faces venturing to a galaxy far, far away, check out the videos below:

John Boyega in Attack the Block (2011)

Daisy Ridley - Showreel 2013

Adam Driver in Frances Ha (2013)

Oscar Isaac with Adam Driver in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Andy Serkis as Goluum in The Hobbit (2011)

Domhall Gleeson as Jon in Frank (2014)

Max Von Sydow in Three Days of the Condor (1975)

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