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Nyong'o linked to Star Wars VII role

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o has been linked to JJ Abram's upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

The actress, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in slavery epic 12 Years a Slave, has also been linked to roles in Pan (a role since cast by Rooney Mara), as well as courtroom drama The Whole Truth, starring Daniel Craig.

It is currently unclear as to what role Nyong'o would play if cast - a possibility is a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi, described as a non-Caucasian role, though more news on casting will by published when confirmed.

Girls star Adam Driver is reportedly in final talks to play a villain in the film.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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