Weeks after news broke that Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones and Tatiana Maslany were vying for the lead role in the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off film. sources now say that the competition is over, and Tatiana Maslany has received the role. However, this is yet to be confirmed by the actress’s representation, or Disney itself, so it may prove false.
If the source is to be believe, they claimed that Maslany landed the role because Disney and Lucasfilm were very impressed with her passion for the film. However, despite lack of official confirmation that Maslany has landed the role, there are other happenings with the actress that would definitively suggest she was going to be taking some time to visit the galaxy far, far away. She was supposed to be starring in an off-broadway play titled ‘The Way We Get By’ this spring, but has recently been replaced by Amanda Seyfried, with many saying she stepped down from the role in order to start shooting the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off which is rumored to start production in April in order to meet its December 16, 2016 release date.
For those unaware of who the young actress is, she’s a 29 year-old Canadian who currently stars in the hit show ‘Orphan Black.’ That show alone shows her acting skills, and hopefully means she’ll be taking on a relatively serious role in the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off. Despite her notoriety from the show, she is still relatively unknown on film, which will certainly change once the ‘Star Wars’ film is released, but is probably better for the movie as a well-known actor cast in a big blockbuster can oftentimes take away from the uniqueness of the movie. As for the character she will be playing, no information has yet to come out, but I am still keeping my hopes up that she will be playing fan-favorite ‘Aurra Sing.’ Maslany has the right look and build, and it would fit with the rumors of the film being a bounty-hunter heist movie.
What do you think of the Maslany casting choice? Is it too soon to decide if she will fit into the ‘Star Wars’ universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below.