StarWars.com reports that Academy Award winner Taika Waititi, who took home Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the first season finale episode of The Mandalorian for Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars theatrical feature film for LucasFilm. Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho) has been tapped to co-write the screenplay with Waititi. Wilson-Cairns recently received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year the war epic 1917.
Additionly, Emmy-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner for the new series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform that includes The Mandalorian, now in post-production on Season Two, and two other previously announced series: one based on Cassian Andor’s life prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.
Release dates for both new Star Wars projects have yet to be announced.
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