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Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o & 'Game Of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie Join 'Star Wars Episode VII'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 12:20 PM
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Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Star Wars Episode VII'
All the talk of "Ant-Man" over the last few days nearly made us forget about Disney's other big 2015 movie: J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7." And with cameras now rolling, that promise of more female characters being cast appears to have come true.

Rachel McAdams & Lupita Nyong‘o Wanted For 'Southpaw,' Tilda Swinton Will Play A Cat In 'The Infinity Engine' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2014 3:26 PM
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The long developing boxing movie "Southpaw" is finally gaining momentum, landing Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role, and now it's time to find his leading ladies. Rachel McAdams and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o are being sought/wishlisted for the movie the rise of a lefty welterweight all the way to a championship title as he battles various tragedies in his personal life, and wins back the love of his daughter.

People's Most Beautiful Person Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson Swing Over To Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 7:16 PM
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Scarlett Johansson
So, you've won an Oscar, you've just been declared by People magazine to be the most beautiful person (celebrity) on the planet, so what do you do for your next move? If you're Lupita Nyong'o you go blockbuster, and that's just what she's done, along with Scarlett Johansson.

'12 Years A Slave' Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Up For A Potential 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2014 6:56 PM
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12 Years A Slave
Take a meeting, take a number. Several dozen actors in Hollywood are taking meetings with J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and the producers of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” You can add to that mix Lupita Nyong'o, who recently won an Oscar for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave.”

Watch: Oscar Winners Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett & More Meet The Press Plus Jennifer Lawrence Talks Falling Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:36 AM
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12 Years A Slave Oscars
The champagne bottles are empty, the limos are getting cleaned, the tuxedos are being returned and the sun is rising the morning after of the Oscars. But before the winners got to head backstage and celebrate their victory, they had to run the press gauntlet.

Watch: All Oscar Acceptance Speeches For Best Picture & Major Categories Plus The Entire Show In 2 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:25 AM
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For anyone watching the Oscars at home last night, they may have noticed something a different about the speeches this year....no one really got played off. It looks like the producers took it easy on the winners in 2014, rarely breaking out the orchestra to hustle people off the stage, leading to some longer than usual acceptance speeches. And in case you were in the bathroom or doing a snack refill, we've got all the major ones below.

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