Felicity Jones in Talks to Star in New Star Wars Spinoff Film

February 4, 2015 3:49 PM

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Felicity Jones in Talks to Star in New Star Wars Spinoff Film

Felicity Jones’s year just continues to get better and better. In addition to being nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her work as Jane Hawking in the highly acclaimed film The Theory of Everything, she may have just landed another amazing role. Jones is in serious talks with Lucasfilm and Disney to star as the female lead in a new highly secret, Star Wars stand-alone film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Other actresses, including Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany, have read for the coveted part and Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez are in the running for the male lead, THR reports. The spinoff film is scheduled for release on Dec. 16, 2016, about a year after the first Star Wars film in the new series, St...

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