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According to Variety, Disney and Lucasfilm have tapped Jones to star in the Star Wars standalone movie from director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Jones was one of several actresses to have met for the role, along with Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany. Edwards is directing with Chris Weitz (About a Boy) penning the script. Plot details of the Star Wars spin-off film are unknown.
Audiences craving for a new Star Wars movie will not have to wait too long though, with the highly anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, landing in theaters December 18, 2015.
Jones will next be seen opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the Sundance Film Festival drama True Story, which hits theaters April 10, 2015.