The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany is screen testing for the female lead in director Gareth Edward’s (Godzilla) untitled Star Wars spin-off. Plot details are being kept under wraps but sources say the story involves a team of bounty hunters hired by the Rebel Alliance to steal blueprints of the first Death Star. Inside sources also report that actress Rooney Mara is said to be meeting with Edward’s this week for a screen test.
Actress Felicity Jones is also in the mix for a part although sources say she may have scheduling issues as she is in demand after her Oscar-nominated performance in the Theory of Everything.
The untitled Star Wars spin-off film is set to release in theaters December 16th, 2016.