Lupita Nyong’o officially cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has yet another reason to celebrate; she’s officially been cast to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Nyong’o took to Instagram  Monday to share the good news. “I can finally say it out loud and proud: I’m going to a galaxy far away,” she wrote, accompanied by a Star Wars logo.

According to Entertainment Weekly, it’s still unknown what role Nyong’o will play in Star Wars.

Aside from a brief cameo appearance as a flight attendant in the action film Non-Stop, the 31-year-old actress has very few credits on her Hollywood resume.

Last month, Entertainment Weekly’s Mark Harris addressed Nyong’o’s upcoming film role and her future as an actress in his article: Black star, white ceiling: Why can’t Lupita Nyong’o find a role worthy of her?

Hopefully, Nyong’o’s Star Wars will be the answer to that question.

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