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'Star Wars: Episode VII' adds Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie
'Star Wars: Episode VII' adds Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII," J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated extension of the classic space-opera franchise, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Monday. Nyong'o and Christie add some female star power to a cast that was criticized for being predominantly male when it was announced in April. No details have been revealed about their characters. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said that Lupita Nyong'o had won the Oscar for lead actress. It was for supporting actress. ------------ The two join newcomer Daisy Ridley and...

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