With the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ right around the corner, they have now started casting for the spin-off slated to be released at the end of 2016.
Currently the Gareth Edwards directed film is looking at Oscar nominated actresses Felicity Jones and Rooney Mara, and Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany. Rumor has it that these tests are the beginning of the United States casting after they began casting in the UK last month. As with every story about the upcoming Star Wars films, nothing has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilms.
There may be problems with the casting of these actresses due to their packed schedules. Felicity Jones is set to star in the upcoming Ron Howard film ‘Inferno’ along with ‘True Story’ and ‘A Monster Calls’. Rooney Mara will be starring in Warner Bros’ ‘Pan’, and ‘Blackbird’. In addition to her role on ‘Orphan Black’, Tatiana Maslany will also be featured in the film ‘The Woman in Gold’ alongside Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynold.
‘Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-off’ comes to theaters on December 16th, 2016. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.