Where Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and the New Cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Come From?

Adam Driver, Max von Sydow and Oscar Isaac will all be in the 2015 movie.

April 29, 2014, 2:53 PM

April 29, 2014 — -- The cast of the new "Star Wars" film has been announced -- and some very familiar actors will be in the movie.

In addition to the original stars, a slew of newcomers will appear in "Star Wars: Episode VII." According to the film's website, Adam Driver, John Boyeta, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar nominee Max von Sydow will join Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the film.

Here's how you know Driver, Isaac and the rest.

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Adam Driver

Driver is the brooding Adam Sackler from "Girls," the man Lena Dunham dates(ed). After hitting it big in 2012 with the hit HBO show, driver has been in a slew of other big productions like "Lincoln," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "This is Where I Leave You" opposite Tina Fey and Jason Bateman.

Max von Sydow

Sydow is an acting vet at 85 years young. You most likely know him as Lamar Burgess from "Minority Report" opposite Tom Cruise, or as Father Lankester Merrin from "The Exorcist." This Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor will fit in nicely in a special franchise like "Star Wars."

Oscar Isaac

This 35-year-old Guatemalan actor was a hit in 2013 as the lead in "Inside Llewyn Davis." For his work in the film, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Isaac was also in the "Bourne Legacy" and "Robin Hood" as King John in 2010.

Andy Serkis

You may know this Brit from 2004's "13 Going on 30," but you may also recognize him from "King Kong," "Lord of the Rings," and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" as Caesar. In addition to "Star Wars," Serkis will reprise his role for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

John Boyega

Boyega started acting in 2011 with the show "Becoming Human," but caught on quickly and is currently filming "24: Live Another Day" in addition to "Star Wars." Not bad for a 22 year old.

Daisy Ridley

Ridley is a virtual unknown, mostly doing English TV like "Mr. Selfridge" opposite Jeremy Piven.

Domhnall Gleeson

Gleeson is definitely most known as one of the Weasley brothers in the "Harry Potter" series. He was also in "True Grit" and "Dredd."

PHOTO: The cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' was announced April 29, 2014.
The cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' was announced April 29, 2014.
Courtesy David James/starwars.com

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