Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie have officially joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII," according to a statement released by LucasFilm.

"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in the statement, according to TooFab.com. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."

As you may or may not know, Nyong'o won the best supporting actress Oscar earlier this year for her work in "12 Years a Slave." Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on HBO's "Game of Thrones" and will appear in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2."

That's not a bad stretch of work-- "Star Wars," "The Hunger Games and "Game of Thrones."

The news comes after plenty of Internet scuttlebutt over the number of female actors already announced for roles in "Star Wars: Episode VII." Before the latest announcement, the only females with major roles were Carrie Fisher and newcomer Daisy Ridley.

The two actresses join new castmates John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, as original trilogy star Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

The J.J. Abrams-directed film -- which is currently being filmed -- is due out on December 18, 2015.

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