It's only a Monday; but if this is any indication then it will be a great week for news.
The Official Star Wars Website announced that Oscar Winner (12 Years a Slave) Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones (Brienne of Tarth) actress Gwendoline Christie are joining the cast of "socially approved" up-and comers for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII.
"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."
The two actressess will be joining the recently announced cast which includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams, opens December 18, 2015.