[Movies] 12 Years a Slave Actress Circling Star Wars: Episode VII Role
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.14.2014
Lupita Nyong'o could head to a galaxy far, far away...
Fresh off her Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong'o could well be headed into hyperspace. THR reports that the 12 Years a Slave star has met with J.J. Abrams for a potential role in Star Wars: Episode VII. The details on the role aren't yet known.
The film will be directed by Abrams based on a script by him and Lawrence Kasdan; it hits theaters on December 18th, 2015. No stars are officially confirmed but Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are expected to reprise their roles from the original trilogy and R2-D2 is confirmed for the movie.