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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Get a look at the X-wing

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 7:18 AM EDT, Tue July 22, 2014
The cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- or should we say "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," now that the official title has been released -- unites well-known names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking to "Star Wars" veteran Carrie Fisher. Here's who she'll star with. The cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- or should we say "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," now that the official title has been released -- unites well-known names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking to "Star Wars" veteran Carrie Fisher. Here's who she'll star with.
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Meet the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
John Boyega
Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke
Lupita Nyong'o
Gwendoline Christie
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Harrison Ford
Anthony Daniels
Kenny Baker
Peter Mayhew
Max von Sydow
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • J.J. Abrams has upped the ante in his Force for Change campaign
  • Charity drive offers chance to win a private advance screening
  • In his announcement, Abrams gave fans a look at an X-wing starfighter
  • "Star Wars: Episode VII" is slated to open in December 2015

(CNN) -- J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.

As part of Star Wars: Force for Change, a charity campaign that supports UNICEF, the director has announced an enviable prize while coyly giving fans a glimpse of the X-wing starfighter in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

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Filmed on "Episode VII's" London set, Abrams revealed that fans who contribute to Force for Change's charity drive can not only win a visit to the set and the chance to be in the movie, they will snag a private advance screening of the film.

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The Force for Change campaign, which is hosted by the Omaze fundraising site, has received participation from supporters in 119 countries since it kicked off in May. The money goes to support UNICEF's Innovation Labs and programs, which work to find solutions to the problems faced by kids and families around the globe.

Any contribution made to "Star Wars: Force for Change" by Friday makes the participant eligible for prizes, including the granddaddy prize of a trip for two to the "Star Wars" set.

Harrison Ford broke leg in 'Star Wars' set mishap

Action on the production is expected to stall in coming weeks as returning "Star Wars" star Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury.

The 72-year-old actor broke his leg in an on-set accident in June, and "Star Wars: Episode VII" will take a two-week break in August as Ford heals.

The movie, which has been staffing up with a number of little-known actors, is scheduled to bow on December 18, 2015.

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