New 'Star Wars' flick to star Felicity Jones?

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Actress Felicity Jones In Talks To Star In New

There may be a new star in a galaxy far, far away.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated "Theory Of Everything" star Felicity Jones is in talks to star in the first-ever stand-alone "Star Wars" film, though Disney has yet to comment.

While the plot of the new film is being kept hush-hush, it's rumored to be an origins story featuring the characters Han Solo and Boba Fett, or a story following a young Princess Leia. Another, much less believable speculative plotline: the stand-alone film will center around a heist to steal the plans to the Death Star. As iO9 points out, this wouldn't be very suspenseful since anyone who has ever seen "Star Wars" knows what happens with the Death Star plans.

Jones's big break came in the form of the 2011 indie romance flick "Like Crazy" and she already has one blockbuster franchise under her belt. She was featured in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" playing Felicia Hardy, the character who eventually becomes Black Cat.

"I like watching bigger films," she told HuffPost Live in January. "As long as there's something you find when you read the script -- some response you have to it -- then I think go for it. I think the world needs both [small films and blockbusters]. Sometimes you do just want to go to the movies and be entertained."

The new "Star Wars" film is set to be released in December 2016 -- just one year after the release of "Star Wars - Episode 7: The Force Awakens" - and will be helmed by "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Felicity Jones arrives for AARP The Magazine's 14th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards Gala - Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Felicity Jones arrives for AARP The Magazine's 14th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards Gala - Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
Actress Felicity Jones arrives for the Oscars Nominees' Luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, February 2, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The 87th Oscars will take place in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 31: Actress Felicity Jones speaks onstage at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 31: Actress Felicity Jones attends the 19th annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 31: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters) Felicity Jones arrives for the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 29: Actress Felicity Jones presents onstage at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 29, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Dom Perignon)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 29: Actress Felicity Jones visits the Dom Perignon Lounge after receiving the Cinema Vanguard Award at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 29, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Dom Perignon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Felicity Jones attends TNT's 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25184_018 (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Felicity Jones attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Felicity Jones arrives at the 26th Annual PGA Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Felicity Jones arrives at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 0155 -- Pictured: Actress Felicity Jones during an interview on January 22, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Felicity Jones arrives at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Felicity Jones arrives at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Felicity Jones attends NBCUniversal's 72nd Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Felicity Jones attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Felicity Jones attends InStyle & Focus Features 2015 Golden Globe Nominations party for 'The Theory Of Everything' at Chateau Marmont on January 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for InStyle)
WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Felicity Jones attends The Contenders Screening and Q&A of 'The Theory of Everything' at Billy Wilder Theater at The Hammer Museum on January 7, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Felicity Jones arrives at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala Presented By Cartier at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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