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Cast for new 'Star Wars' movie includes Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis

From left, J.J Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan.

David James, lucasfilm.com

From left, J.J Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan.

No Jedi mind trick; this is the Star Wars cast you are looking for. Not only will the as-yet-untitled Episode VII cast include hot newcomers Adam Driver (HBO's Girls) and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) but also the ORIGINAL Luke, Leia and Han Solo, their robotic buddies C-3PO and R2-D2, and Chewbacca to boot! That's right, according to Lucasfilms' website (starwars.com) the next Star Wars flick, due Dec. 18, 2015, will feature Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. Bet on them merely mentoring the next generation, not space-swashbuckling much at their ages. The cast announced Tuesday also includes motion-capture maestro Andy Serkis, who previously played the fantasy icons Gollum, King Kong and Caesar, leading a planet of apes. Episode VII will be directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, who worked wonders rebooting the Star Trek franchise. The story will be set 30 years after Return of the Jedi ended, explaining why Han and Luke are leaving the rough stuff to the kids, and maybe enough time for Ewoks to become extinct. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

Cast for new 'Star Wars' movie includes Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis 04/29/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:59pm]

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