STAR WARS: Felicity Jones Takes The Lead In Gareth Edwards' Film
THR's Heat Vision blog is reporting that Felicity Jones, the Oscar-nominated actress from The Theory of Everything, is about to take the lead role in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars stand-alone film.
Other actresses, notably, Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany, also tested for the role. Other outlets late last week were going out on a limb claiming that Maslany got the tole. Alas, it is not to be.
Details about this Star Wars film are understandably scarce. Chris Weitz had recently taken over the second draft of the screenplay.