Casting Room: Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie Ship Out with Star Wars

By  June 04, 2014

You tune in for the promos and press conferences. You sign on for the social media campaigns. You mark your calendars for the premieres, sequels, and revivals of TV, film, and theatre’s most-promising projects. But before new shows and movies are on your radar, they’re being planned, executed, and put into motion by production teams far and wide—the most magical part of which happens in the casting room.

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Each week, Glam is going to give you the rundown on your favorite celebrities and their new gigs, from Hollywood’s rising stars to Broadway’s top talents. Welcome to the Casting Room.

FILM
DaredevilCharlie Cox
Guardians of the GalaxyJosh Brolin joining Zoe Saldana,
Insurgent | Naomi WattsSuki Waterhouse joining Kate WinsletOctavia Spencer
Sausage Party | Paul Rudd and Danny McBride joining Seth RogenJames Franco
Star Wars: Episode VII | Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, joining Adam Driver
StonewallJonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman, and Joey King
The RevenantTom Hardy in talks to join Leonardo DiCaprio
Untitled drama based on GQ’s “Game Brain” piece | Will Smith

TV
BenchedYvette Nicole BrownMolly ShannonChris Parnell | USA
Girls Jason Ritter joining Gillian Jacobs | HBO
HomelandCorey Stoll and Laila Robins joining Claire Danes | Showtime
Sons of Anarchy | Marilyn MansonAnnabeth Gish | FX
Sons of LibertyMichael Raymond-JamesDean NorrisBen Barnes | History
Un-RealConstance Zimmer, replacing Megyn Price | Lifetime

STAGE
HairKristen Bell joining Amber RileyJenna Ushkowitz