Here Is the Star Wars: Episode VII Cast

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The cast for the next Star Wars film was announced Tuesday on the movie’s website, including several relative unknowns like John Boyega, up-and-coming stars like Oscar Isaac and old favorites like Harrison Ford.

The new cast includes: John Boyega (24: Live Another Day), Daisy Ridley (Blue Season), Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (the Harry Potter movies) and Max von Sydow (Minority Report).

They will join some of the original cast from episodes IV, V and VI: Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).

Abrams and co. have not yet said who among the new cast is playing whom yet, according to Entertainment Weekly, but it’s probably safe to assume that the original cast members will be reprising their old roles.

Director J.J. Abrams said in a statement, “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.”

The movie will open on Dec. 18, 2015.

See Photos of All the New Star Wars Cast Members

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John Boyega The 22 year old British actor starred in the 2011 British monster movie Attack the Block.Tim P. Whitby—Getty Images
Daisy Ridley The only new woman to join the Star Wars family, Ridley's previous roles have been limited to primarily British television.Matthew Brookes
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Adam Driver The Girls actor was reported by Variety back in February to have been cast to play the villain in Episode VII. Robin Marchant—Getty Images
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Oscar Isaac Born in Guatemala and a graduate of the Juilliard School, Isaac played Prince John in the 2010 film Robin Hood.D Dipasupil—Getty Images
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Andy Serkis Best known for his role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serkis was most recently the Second unit director in the Hobbit trilogy.Araya Diaz—WireImage/Getty Images
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Domhnall Gleeson The Irish actor is perhaps best known in the US for his role as Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.Mike Marsland—WireImage/Getty Images
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Max von Sydow The veteran Swedish actor has played countless roles over the years including that of Ming the Merciless in the 1980 rendition of Flash Gordon and the voice of Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters IIEthan Miller—Getty Images

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