The First Star Wars Spinoff Film is Auditioning Some Great Actresses

by: Jay Carlson

Even though we are still the better part of a year away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting cinema screens, it doesn’t mean that the next Star Wars films aren’t moving full steam ahead.

Recently, screenwriter Gary Whitta parted ways with the production of Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Star Wars spinoff film after turning his first draft, but that hasn’t stopped Edwards from beginning to audition actresses.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Gareth Edwards has auditioned Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany and is set to audition Rooney Mara this week as well. THR also reveal that Edwards and team also have recent Best Actress nominee Felicity Jones in their sights, but that scheduling may preclude her from the film.

These three are all wondderful actresses. Mara is able to play a myriad of emotions and can certainly go dark when the role requires it, while Jones really showed her chops in the Theory of Everything and Maslany has been ready to break through to the mainstream in a big way with Orphan Black.

What do you think? It might be telling that Edwards is speaking to actresses rather than actors first. Let us know what you think in the comments below!