Domhnall Gleeson cast in new Star Wars movie

Domhnall Gleeson cast in new Star Wars movie

DOMHNALL Gleeson has been cast in the forthcoming seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise.

The Frank actor will be joined by  Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow and Daisy Ridley on the London shoot.

Cast members of George Lucas’s original 1977 space opera - Harrison Ford,Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill – will also feature in Star Wars: Episode VII and reprise their roles.

JJ Abrams – who was announced as the director in early 2013 – said of the announcement: “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.”

Disney, which bought Lucasfilm, the owner of the Star Wars franchise for $4 billion in 2012, previously said that the film will be set around 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VIReturn of the Jedi.

Star Wars Episode VII will be released in December 2015.