Felicity Jones to Star in Star Wars Stand-Alone Film?

February 4, 2015 3:07 AM

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The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones is reportedly tapped to play the female lead in the upcoming Star Wars stand-alone film from Lucasfilm and Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar-nominated is in talks to star in the project, which Gareth Edwards is directing and Chris Weitz is writing (Weitz was recently hired to replace Gary Whitta, who penned the first draft).

According to the report, actresses were meeting, reading and testing last week in Los Angeles for the role, including Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany.

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