Star Wars Episode VII Cast List Officially Revealed: Features John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, and Max von Sydow [IMAGE]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Apr 29, 2014 01:02 PM EDT

The official cast for the new Star Wars film has been announced. The J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII will feature Attack the Block's John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac, as well as more familiar names such as Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.

Here is the official announcement from

"The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors 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 in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015."

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