Max von Sydow, known for his regular roles in Ingmar Bergman films (amongst other things), has been cast in the upcoming Star Wars film. From IDMB:
The Force has been released.
John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Disney and Lucasfilm made the announcement Tuesday.
The plan is for a May 2014 start date so while a deadline wasn’t looming given how long the shoot was expected decisions needed to be made in case scheduling conflicts were to occur.
Abrams and his producing partner Bryan Burk are producing through their Bad Robot banner with Kathleen Kennedy exec producing for Lucasfilm. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan did a recent rewrite to the script.