Felicity Jones Nabs the Female Lead for the First "Star Wars" Spin-Off Movie

February 3, 2015 11:57 PM

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We don't know what the Star Wars standalone spin-off movie is, but we do know that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is directing it. Now we know that Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is the female lead, and that Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Golden Compass) is writing it.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that there was a very short shortlist for actress tests, and table reads. Jones beat out Rooney Mara and Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany for a role that only those in the room know what it is. Producers have a short list for the male lead, and THR notes that Aaron Paul an...

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