EntertainmentCelebrities Lupita Nyong'o cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the seventh annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Liberty State Park on May 31, 2014 in Jersey City City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy By JULIE GORDON firstname.lastname@example.org @jbgordon June 2, 2014 4:58 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email This year's "It" girl has landed a new gig. "12 Years a Slave" breakout star Lupita Nyong'o is joining the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII," producers announced on Monday. It was also announced that "Games of Thrones'" Gwendoline Christie has nabbed a role. No details on their characters were released. Previously announced cast members include "Star Wars" originals Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well as newbies Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis. The movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015. By JULIE GORDON email@example.com @jbgordon Julie Gordon is the entertainment and style editor at amNewYork, specializing in all things pop culture, celebrity news and fashion. Her work has also appeared in publications including BusinessWeek, Newsday and USA Today. She is a proud alum of The George Washington University. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.