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Lupita Nyong’o, has the force with her now, the Oscar winner for ’12 years A Slave,’ is joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, according to reports. Lupita has been meeting with famed director JJ Abrams since earlier this year. This will be Nyong’o’s first major role since winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave the first part of the year.

By, Yolanda Sangweni, Essence.com

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