Last week we reported that the likes of Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Rooney Mara (Pan) and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) were testing for the female lead in the Star Wars spin-off film that Gareth Edwards is directing.
Well now that’s been wittled down to one as THR reports it’s Felicity Jones who’s in talks for the role. They also suggest that the search is now on for the male lead, with Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez amongst those being looked at.
Unfortunately there’s still no info on who she Jones might be playing, or indeed what the movie will be about. Rumours have ranged from it being an origin story for Boba Fett to the tale of a young Han Solo when he was mixed up with a group of space pirates. As for the female lead, some are suggesting it will be Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian weapons expert and graffiti artist seen in the TV series, Star Wars Rebels.
Hopefully we’ll have more info soon.