Felicity Jones to Star in ‘Star Wars’ Stand-Alone Movie
Award-winning actress Felicity Jones is currently making headlines as she takes on the female lead for one of the two “Star Wars” spin-off projects. What role is she playing? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Felicity Jones has reportedly won the female lead role in the “Star Wars” stand-alone film, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. According to the outlet, Jones was chosen after meeting, reading and testing for possible actresses in LA, which included Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara.
The “Star Wars” stand-alone movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards. Chris Weitz (replaced Gary Whitta, who wrote the first draft) will be writing the script.
Details about Jones’ role are still kept in secret while sources tell the outlet that Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez are being considered for the male lead.
The mysterious “Star Wars” spin-off movie will be released on Dec. 16, 2016.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Disney and Lucasfilm are developing two spin-off projects for “Star Wars.” The first one will focus on a young Han Solo and the story on the smuggler’s origin while the second one is about a bounty hunter adventure with fan favorite, Boba Fett.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the first “Star Wars” spin-off movie about Han Solo will take place in the period between “Revenge of the Sith” and the first “Star Wars.” The outlet said that it’s possible that Harrison Ford will still appear in the movie; but of course given that the story is about the young Han Solo, the “Star Wars” spin-off movie cast will need a younger actor.
The Boba Fett spin-off, on the other hand, still has an uncertain time period – ranging between the first “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back” to “Empire” and “Jedi.” The outlet said that it wouldn’t be too hard to look for an actor to play the role because Boba Fett never really took off his helmet in the previous “Star Wars” trilogy.
It’s still unclear which “Star Wars” spin-off movie Felicity Jones will take the lead on, but we sure can’t wait to see the actress’ performance after her award-winning role in “The Theory of Everything.”
Who do you think Felicity Jones will star as in the “Star Wars” stand-alone movie?
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