Star Wars 8 adds Laura Dern and Benicia Del Toro

Filming is officially underway for The Force Awakens’ follow-up

Laura Dern will appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Getty
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Vancouver Sun –

The casting announcement comes as cameras officially begin rolling on the sequel to JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens.

Hot on the heels of the record-setting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the next installment of the franchise began filming in London on Monday, with Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern joining the cast, the Walt Disney Company announced.

Details of Mr. Del Toro’s and Ms. Dern’s characters in the new movie, “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” were not immediately available. He recently starred in Denis Villeneuve’s drug war opus “Sicario,” and Ms. Dern appeared in the acclaimed 2014 film “Wild,” for which she received a 2015 Oscar nod, and “99 Homes,” also from 2014.

Courtesy of Independent.co.uk By: Jacob Stolworthy and NewYorkTimes.com By: DANIEL VICTOR

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