‘Game of Thrones’ star joins new ‘Star Wars’ movie

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Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Following months of rumours, 12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong’o has now also officially been cast in the movie, Den of Geek reports.

Directed by JJ Abrams, Star Wars: Episode VII is filming now and arrives in UK cinemas on 18 December 2015.

Details of the pair’s characters have not yet been confirmed.

Season 4 of Game of Thrones is currently airing on Monday nights on Sky Atlantic.

Christie also plays Lexi in CBBC fantasy series Wizards vs Aliens, which returns for a third series later this year.

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