Director JJ Abrams announces new "Star Wars" movie cast

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(WZZM) -- In a galaxy far, far away the new cast of the latest 'Star Wars' film is gearing up to start filming the seventh installment in the series. Director JJ Abrams announced the cast for the new film and released this photo. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is set for a May 2015 release.

Returning:

  • Harrison Ford (Hans Solo)
  • Carrie Fisher (Princess Lea)
  • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
  • Anthony Daniels (C3PO)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • Kenny Baker (R2D2)

New:

  • Adam Driver (Girls, HBO)
  • Max Von Sydow (Shutter Island, Minority Reporter, The Tudors to name a few)
  • Andy Serkis (Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit)
  • John Boyega (Fox's new "24: Live Another Day, Attack The Block)
  • Oscar isaac (Inside LLewyn Davis)
  • Daisy Ridley (Mr Selfridge, Silent Witness)
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