Benicio del Toro to essay role in ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’

Melbourne Feb. 16(ANI): As ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ began filming in London, Benicio del Toro has been announced as one the actors.

‘Wild’ actress Laura Dern and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran were also announced on the franchise’s official Facebook page, although no further details were given on their roles, reports News.com.au.

The new casting was released alongside a short clip of the movie that also introduced new director Rian Johnson, who replaces JJ Abrams.

The clip picked up from the first meeting of Rey, played by Daisy Ridley and Luke Skywalker played by Mark Hamill on the planet of Ahch-To, with Rey offering him his old lightsaber.

The accompanying post on FB read, “We are thrilled to announce Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, which begins shooting at London’s Pinewood Studio today. May the Force be with you, always.” (ANI)

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