Newswire: Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, auditioning for standalone Star Wars movie

Director Gareth Edwards, who was tapped to direct a standalone Star Wars movie separate from the new sequel trilogy that is also in progress, has begun auditioning female leads. Among the hopefuls is Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany—and before you try and conflate the fact that she plays a series of clones on that show with Attack Of The Clones or The Clone Wars, just take a moment to reflect that any joke you could possibly make has been made already by someone else on the Internet. And most likely you will keep hearing that joke, either until the casting is resolved or until the end of time, depending on whether Maslany gets the part. Also in the running are The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Rooney Mara and recent Oscar nominee Felicity Jones, although Jones has a possible scheduling conflict with Ron Howard’s Da Vinci Code …

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