Star Wars 7 Casting News: Christina Chong in a Minor Role

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By Sachin Trivedi | July 18, 2014 6:54 PM EST

A new cast member will be joining the cast of upcoming "Star Wars 7" movie. Christina Chong will reportedly be paying a small role in the upcoming movie. The movie has begun filming and will be released in December 2015.

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A person wearing a costume of the Darth Vader character from the Star Wars movies is pictured in Hollywood, California July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The actual roles of many of the actors in "Star Wars 7" have not been revealed. According to a report by Variety, Christina Chong will be playing a minor role in the movie. The actress has played a role in multiple TV series and movies.

Christina Chong is a British actress born in Enfield, Londdon, England. She has played a role in movies like "Johnny English Reborn" and was recently seen in the popular TV series "24: Live Another Day." She will also be playing a role in the upcoming movie "Stuck."

"Star Wars 7" will be bringing back some of the cast members from the original trilogy. The returning cast members include Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Leia Solo. The returning characters include Chewbacca, played by Peter Mayhew, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.

The other cast members of "Star Wars 7" include Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Crystal Clarke, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Max Von Sydow, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and John Boyega.

The movie is being directed by J.J. Abrams, known for movies like "Star Trek Into Darkness." The production will be going for a 2-week hiatus in August following a leg injury of Harrison Ford. The actor is reportedly getting better and is expected to report back to the sets soon.

The plot details and the villain in "Star Wars 7" have not yet been released. The possible villains in the movie include a new Sith Lord, Sith witches and Mandalorian warriors. The fate of the empire was not known in episode 4 after the death of Palpatine.

"Star Wars 7" will be released on Dec 18, 2015 in Australia, the U.S, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. The movie is one of the most highly anticipated by the fans of the franchise and expectations are high.

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A person wearing a costume of the Darth Vader character from the Star Wars movies is pictured in Hollywood, California July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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