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Welcome to Star Wars, Lupita Nyong’o

Ever since Lupita Nyong’o won over the entire world with her searing 12 Years a Slave performance and ensuing Oscar acceptance speech, there have been a lot of questions about what her next move would be. Nyong’o has been taking her time, clearly selecting projects that matter to her and in no real rush to capitalize on her rocket ship to fame. But today, we’ve got word that her next project is a little something you may have read about. Yes, Nyong’o will be playing someone from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Also boarding the film is Gwendoline Christie (Brienne in Game of Thrones), providing the cast with some much-needed girl power. Like everything else in this movie, their roles are being kept a secret for the time being, but don’t worry. By this time next year, Star Wars will be just about all anyone is talking about …

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