Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern Join Cast of New Star Wars Film

Hot on the heels of the record-setting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the next installment of the franchise began filming in London on Monday, with Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern joining the cast, the Walt Disney Company announced. Details of Mr. Del Toro’s and Ms. Dern’s characters in the new movie, “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” were not immediately available.