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Published On: Wed, Feb 4th, 2015

‘Theory of Everything’ star Felicity Jones to lead Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ film

Godzilla director Gareth Edwrds is rumored to be set on Felicity Jones as the female lead in his Star Wars standalone film, presumably co-starring with Aaron Paul.

According to THR, Jones, who just received a “Best Actress” Oscar nomination for her work in The Theory of Everything,

“Actresses were meeting, reading and testing last week in Los Angeles for the role, with Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara among those in the mix,” says the THR.

Young Han Solo film coming? concept art

Young Han Solo film coming? concept art

The untitled Star Wars standalone film will open in theaters on December 16th, 2016 with Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm recently announcing that Academy Award nominee Chris Weitz (About A Boy, the upcoming Cinderella) to work on the screenplay.

Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga.

Following this December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this stand-alone film, there’s Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017 (the sequel to The Force Awakens), and then Josh Trank’s standalone Star Wars feature in 2018.

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