STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Adds LORD OF THE RINGS Actor

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Dominic Monaghan has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode IXaccording to Deadline.

Best known as Merry the Hobbit in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, Monaghan previously worked with Episode IX director J.J. Abrams on the TV show Lost, which Abrams produced.

“The galaxy far far away has had almost as much influence as the one I live in, so I am delighted to be involved,” Monaghan said in a statement.

No details of Monaghan's role were reported.

Star Wars: Episode IX is currently in production for a December 20, 2019 release date.

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