Except for Max Von Sydow, who are these people?
I suspect they will all become household names soon.
I like the choice to cast relatively unknown actors, just as with the original Star Wars. The cast of Star Wars was mostly unknown to movie goers at the time. This gave audiences the chance to discover new talent and not distract from the characters or the story. It was preciously announced that JJ Abrams is set to direct. Filming is due to start in the next two weeks in Tunisia. The new film will be released December 18, 2015. Additional information can be found here: