Taika Waititi To Direct and Co-Write New “Star Wars” Movie, Leslye Headland Developing “Star Wars” Series for Disney+

Academy Award winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.

Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho) who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar winning film, 1917.

In addition, Emmy-nominated writer Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll,” “Bachelorette”) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+.

Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the in-development series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform including The Mandalorian, now in post-production on season 2, and two other previously ordered series: one based on Cassian Andor prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

The release date for Waititi’s project has not yet been announced, while Headland’s project is in development.

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