The first Star Wars spin-off may have found its leading lady… and it turns out to be Felicity Jones.
Although we previously reported rumours that Tatiana Maslany may have landed the role, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Felicity Jones may star in the Star Wars spin-off.
“After a series of hush-hush readings and tests, Lucasfilm and Disney have zeroed in on Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones for the female lead in the Star Wars stand-alone film,” they reveal. “Jones is now in talks to star in the project.”
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Unfortunately, details remain scarce about the enigmatic project… but rumours persist that it will be based on a group of bounty hunters and smugglers who might just be on a mission to steal the original Death Star plans.
“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,” they reveal. “Sources say that Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez are on the interest list for the male lead.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Aaron Paul has been linked to the male lead… after all, he was recently rumoured to have landed the role. But could we see Felicity Jones and Aaron Paul join forces as fellow bounty hunters?
“The secrecy surrounding the project is thicker than the mists of Dagobah,” explains THR. “And it is even unclear which character the stand-alone is focusing on.”
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Rumoured to involve both Boba Fett and Han Solo, it’s unclear whether or not these characters will even appear at all. And when it comes to official announcement, all we know so far is that Gareth Edwards will direct, with a script from Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz.
Will it star Felicity Jones and Aaron Paul? At this stage, it seems all but confirmed. But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
The first Star Wars spin-off heads to cinemas on 16 December 2016.
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