Star Wars: Episode VIII To Add Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke

Posted: Sep 2 2015, 10:12am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 2 2015, 10:22pm CDT, in News | Latest Movie News


Star Wars: Episode VIII to Include Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke
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  • Star Wars: Episode VIII will be featuring one amongst Gina Rodriguez, Olivia Cooke and Tatiana Maslany.

Rian Johnson will be directing this sci-fi sequel. Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated to be released by Disney and Lucasfilm on May 26th 2017.

Gina Rodriguez is the Golden Globe winner. And another Golden Globe nominee is Tatiana Maslany. Both stars with Olivia Cooke are in the race for Star Wars: Episode VIII. 

These three stars will be contending for the new female lead in the Star Wars 8 movie, according to The Wrap. Some insiders maintain that it’s still early on the casting process.

The director is said to be auctioning actresses at the moment. Yet others suggest that the three mentioned above slated to read with star John Boyega before the end of the month.

Disney will be releasing the movie on 26th of May 2017. Ram Bergman is producing along with Lucasfilm’s Kathy Kennedy. The production is all set to start early next year. 

Coming to the villain, the Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro is said to be negotiating a deal. Rodriguez has starred in the acclaimed indie drama ‘Filly Brown’. 

This was before she landed the title role on the CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’. Her upcoming project is with Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O’Brien. This we will see in Peter Berg’s action drama ‘Deepwater Horizon’.

Maslany before this role had been a finalist for the lead role in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. The role however went to Felicity Jones. Recently she played the younger version of Helen Mirren’s character in ‘Women in Black’. 

Cooke has drawn widespread acclaim for her outstanding performance as a young cancer patient in ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’. She is in quite demand these days. Now let’s see which of these talented actresses is selected for the role.

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