'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announced: 'Girls' Star Adam Driver, Max Von Sydow and More

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announced: 'Girls' Star Adam Driver, Max Von Sydow and More

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We have seen him play a whip-cracking archaeologist for years in director Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" movies, but actor Harrison Ford has never won an Oscar. Ford has been nominated only once, for his role in the 1985 film "Witness." His films -- including such hits as the cult classic "Blade Runner" and blockbusters "Air Force One" and "The Fugitive" -- have grossed more than $3 billion in box office sales. (AP Photo)

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by LESLEY MESSER

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 1:41 PM

(ABC News)-- The cast of the new "Star Wars" film has been announced.

In addition to the original stars, a slew of newcomers will appear in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

According to franchise website, "Girls" star Adam Driver, John Boyeta, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar nominee Max von Sydow will join Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the film.

The movie is slated to be released on December 18, 2015.

"We are so excited to finally share the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII,'" director J.J. Abrams said. "It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

 

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