Felicity Jones to star in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars movie

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It was reported earlier today that Felicity Jones was in the running to play the lead role in Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie. Now both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have confirmed that she will be the lead actress in the upcoming spin-off movie. She can recently be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Theory of Everything.

Jones was competing for the role against Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany. It’s rumored that the role is Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian from the Star Wars Rebels animated series on Disney XD.

The spin-off film will be a 3D feature, with Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, About a Boy) taking over the initial script by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, After Earth).

The Star Wars spin-off hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

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