Sunday, February 1, 2015
Tatiana Maslaney confirmed for Star Wars Standalone?
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Parks and Recreation, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed) (She probably doesn't want us to remember her for that last one. -Ed) has been rumored for a lead role in Gareth Edward's stand-alone Star Wars project for Disney, although nothing has been officially confirmed yet. Not much else is known at this point about this project.
What we do know is that Maslany has pulled out of an off-Broadway production of "The Way We Get By" due to filming schedule conflicts. The play is set to debut later this spring. So far, the rumored release for the film is some time in 2016, but there's been nothing confirmed as yet with regard to a title or the exact release date.
The only other things about this project that are known so far is that Chris Weitz (producer/executive Producer of the American Pie movies, screenplay writer for Antz, and upcoming live action Cinderella) has signed on to write. He replaces Gary Whitta on the project. Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla" 2014) is to direct.
Personally, I'm really excited for this. As much as I love Tatiana Maslany as clones (and I still don't know how she didn't drive herself insane with all those personalities in her head), I would love to see her be a kick-ass Star Wars heroine or villain. I'm kinda pulling for a villain.