02:38 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Max von Sydow
Originally posted 04/30/2014 06:00PM
There's a new clan heading to a galaxy far, far away.
Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Max von Sydow will join original trilogy actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII. Peter Mayhew is also returning as Chewbacca and Kenny Baker is back as R2-D2 for the film, slated for release on Dec. 18, 2015.
While descriptions of each character were not revealed, get to know the new faces of Episode VII:
Originally posted 02/24/2012 12:40PM
Hard to believe, but with so many notable roles under their belts over the past several years, Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominees Kenneth Branagh, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer and Max Von Sydow have never grabbed the gold.
That is likely to change Sunday night – for one of them. Or, in an upset, possibly for the much-younger Jonah Hill.
And while the smart money is on either Oscar-less octogenarian Christopher Plummer, for his Screen Actors Guild-winning turn as a father who comes out sexually late in life in The Beginners, or Max Von Sydow, as a contemporary man who still suffers the effects of WWII in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, no nominee can be counted out in this race.
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