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Report: Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie Will Star Felicity Jones

The Oscar-nominated actress is heading to a galaxy far, far away.

First, actress Felicity Jones' performance in The Theory of Everything earned her an Oscar nomination. Now, she's in talks to be a lead in an upcoming Star Wars stand-alone film. Not a bad time for her career, is it? We still don't know who the movie will be about and we haven't heard any plot details, but we do know Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will direct and Chris Weitz is working on the script.

Photo credit: Sonia Recchia
Photo credit: Sonia Recchia

According the The Hollywood Reporter, the other actresses considered for the role were Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany. Also, the site's sources said Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez are allegedly on the "interest list" for another lead. A chance to see the Breaking Bad actor in the Star Wars universe? Yes, please! The untitled movie is currently scheduled to open December 16, 2016.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter