According to IGN, Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, and Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, have begun screen-testing for the first Star Wars standalone film, being directed by Gareth Edwards, Monsters, and are both testing for the film’s lead female role. Actress Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything, is also in the running to play the the character but it currently looks unlikely due to scheduling issues.
There really hasn’t been a lot of information about the standalone film other other than one rumor that the movie will focus on a team of bounty hunters planning to pull off a heist to steal schematics for the Death Star, Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Days of Future’s Past, will be working on the screenplay, and the movie is currently set to release December 16, 2016. It’s still unsure if Kinberg will take on the movie’s script though since he is currently working on the other standalone films with Lawrence Kasdan, Chronicle.
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