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In case you haven’t heard, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, arguably the most highly anticipated movie ever, will be released on December 18, 2015. Fans are chomping at the bit to see what happens in JJ Abrams’ sequel, set some 30 years after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Now with some leaked spoilers, a few teaser trailers and official revelations from the director himself, we know who’s playing who in the film. Besides some familiar favorites, there are plenty of fresh faces taking on new roles, including a veteran A-lister, an Oscar winner and a second-generation Star Wars actress.

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1. Adam Driver

You probably recognize actor Adam Driver as Lena Dunham’s boyfriend on HBO’s Girls. He’s also appeared on stage and has appeared in films like Lincoln, Inside Llewyn Davis and Tracks, but this will no doubt be his breakout role. He’s playing a villainous character named Kylo Ren, who dons a silver mask and wields a three-pronged lightsaber. JJ Abrams has confirmed he is not a Sith, but you’ll have to wait to find out exactly what this character all about.

Actor Adam Driver
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