Tatiana Maslany Tests For "Star Wars" Stand-Alone

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Tatiana Maslany is reportedly testing for a female lead role in the first Star Wars stand-alone movie.

The young actress, who stars as multiple replicants in BBC America's hit series Orphan Black, is among a list of people that are rumored to be testing for this movie.

Others include Rooney Mara of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame and Felicity Jones from The Theory of Everything.

The focus of this stand-alone movie has yet to be revealed, but it is to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla).

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This movie is one of two that are in the works so far. The other is one directed by Josh Trank.

Garry Whitta reportedly wrote the first draft of the script, then jumped ship. Rumors quickly surfaced that Simon Kinberg, who is already working on the Josh Trank stand-alone movie along with Lawrence Kasdan, would take over writing.

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However, sources say that Kinberg will be involved, but will not really take over the job. I mean the guy is already busy creating the X-Men universe and is writing the X-Men: Apocalypse script for Fox.

He is also overseeing some Fantastic Four reshoots for which he was in charge of the rewriting.

So, the project is currently searching for a writer.

As far as which roles Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara are testing for, we must wait to find out, but the movie does already have a release date of December 16th, 2016.

What do you think about Tatiana Maslany or Rooney Mara for a lead role in a Star Wars movie? Which one do you think is a better actress all around?

Lacy Langley

Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.