The Force is strong with Felicity Jones.
Jones, an Academy Award nominee for her portrayal of Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, beat out Orphan Black's one-woman wonder Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) for the role.
Little is known about the film, including which character it focuses on, but here's what we do know: Godzilla's Gareth Edwards is directing the film and About a Boy scribe Chris Weitz has been hired to replace Gary Whitta, who penned the first draft.
The film is scheduled for release Dec. 16, 2016.
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