We’re sure there were some star wars in Hollywood as actors fought for the coveted roles in Episode VII, but here are the lucky few who’ve signed on the dotted line
The Oscar winner has been closely watched since her Best Supporting Actress win, with many wondering how she’d capitalise on the statuette. Well, here’s your answer — girlfriend was clearly holding out for Star Wars. Smart move.
Our very own red-headed wonder should be prepared for enormous fame with this addition to his CV. Sure, he’s made lots of high profile movies from About Time to Harry Potter, but Star Wars is a different kettle of fish altogether. G’wan the Domhnall!
The leap from cult TV series Becoming Human to Star Wars has been a gigantic one for this young Londoner who was only born in 1992 (gulp). Anyone else feel like a massive underachiever? Anyone?
He shot to fame in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and has five movies currently in production. He can sing , and play the guitar. And surelookit, he’s a dapper chap.
He’s mostly known as that weird guy off Girls, so this is a big score for New Yorker Driver. It will be interesting to see how he fits in a big budget blockbuster, and hopefully the pay cheque will allow him to buy a suit for the premiere.
She’s an absolute bad ass as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, and she’s appearing in the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay movies as a former victor. Chances of her kicking butt in space? Pretty high.
Max Von Sydow
Not exactly a spring chicken at 85, Von Sydow is best known as the priest in the Exorcist and bald, cat-stroking Bond villain Blofeld. Acting since 1949, he’s had an incredible career — what a way to add to it as an octogenarian.
The Unknown Woman
Daisy Ridley was the first woman cast in Episode VII, but she’s so un-famous that we couldn’t even find a red carpet shot of her. We don’t know where JJ found her (perhaps in a galaxy far far away?), but she’ll next be seen on screen in The Inbetweeners 2. We think Star Wars will somehow be more lucrative.