“Star Wars: Episode VIII” has added Laura Dern (“Jurassic Park,” “Enlightened”) to its ensemble cast.
Finally, newcomer Kelly Marie Tran is set to join the galaxy, which will also be inhabited by returning actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.
The December 15, 2017 release is written and directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick”). “Episode VIII” began principal photography today at London’s Pinewood Studios.
Joining the production crew are Steve Yedlin (director of photography), Bob Ducsay (editor), Rick Heinrichs (production designer), Peter Swords King (hair and make-up designer), and Mary Vernieu (U.S. casting director).
Returning crew members include Pippa Anderson (co-producer, VP post production), Neal Scanlan (creature & droid FX creative supervisor), Michael Kaplan (costume designer), Jamie Wilkinson (prop master), Chris Corbould (SFX supervisor), Rob Inch (stunt coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX supervisor), and Nina Gold (U.K. casting director).