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BAFTA nominee Felicity Jones in talks to join Star Wars spin-off

February 4, 2015
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British golden girl Felicity Jones is currently riding high on her awards season run, nominated for the Golden Globes, SAGs, BAFTAs, and Oscars for her performance in The Theory of Everything. But the young actress is now looking at a new side of stardom, as she is reportedly in talks to star in a new Star Wars spin-off.

The stand-alone spin-off film is currently one of the most secret films in Hollywood. There has been no announcement made about which characters the film will follow, or a basic plot line, and Disney have released no comment.


Felicity Jones at the AARP The Magazine's 14th Annual Movies For Grownups

Felicity's announcement comes after a week of testings and meetings in Los Angeles. 2012 Oscar nominee Rooney Mara and Black Orphan star Tatiana Maslany were also reading for the role.

The Hollywood Reporter has also suggested that Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul has also been approached for a male role. The untitled project is set for release on 16 December 2016.

Felicity's portrayal of Jane Hawking in the romantic drama The Theory Of Everything, which also features awards star Eddie Redmayne, has snagged the 31-year-old nominations at all the major awards in 2015, and is one of the hot favourites to win a BAFTA on Sunday.


With Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

"It really does live with you for that time", Felicity revealed of playing a real person in an exclusive video on HELLO!

"It did feel like one of those characters that I cared so much about her, and wanted to get all the complexity. It was wonderful to find this incredibly nuanced, complicated female character," she added.

"When I met Jane she has this extraordinary ability to command the room and the strength and determination but also has great vulnerability and huge capacity for love and care and so it was a gift to play someone with all these nuances", Felicity added.

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