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Three New "Star Wars" Cast And A Teaser Has Just Been Revealed

Lucasfilm also announced that Episode VIII has started principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London. Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will be in Episode VIII.

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Lucasfilm has announced that Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern are joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Del Toro, who has starred in films such as The Usual Suspects, Sin City, and Sicario, won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in Traffic. Laura Dern played Dr Ellie Satler in Jurassic Park and has also starred in Wild, The Fault in Our Stars, and Lost Highway.

It has not been confirmed what roles the two actors will play in the film.

And many people are noting how Laura Dern was in a film literally e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e watched as a kid.

Laura Dern is gonna be in Star Wars episode 8!

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Newcomer Kelly Marie Tran is also joining the cast.

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Tran has appeared in TV series Ladies Like Us and Adam Ruins Everything, and in a series of video skits for the CollegeHumor website.

Lucasfilm has also confirmed that Episode VIII has started production and that previous cast members including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley will return.

The announcement was accompanied with this YouTube video, which shows what appears to be the first shot of the new film (Warning: It contains some spoilers for The Force Awakens).

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Star Wars: Episode VIII is due to be released on 15 December 2017.

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