It looks like casting is starting to go underway for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’. According to The Wrap, it seems director Rian Johnson (Looper and Brick) already has a shortlist for the female lead. That list of names includes Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon and Sticky Notes), Tatiana Maslany (The Other Half and Orphan Black), and Olivia Cooke (Katie Says Goodbye and Bates Motel).
Of course at the moment this is just a rumor, in fact we’re also hearing that the director is still in the early stages of casting and auditioning is still going on. So until Disney and Lucasfilm actually confirm this…well…just don’t put down money just yet. What do you think? Any other names would you like to see added to the list? ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ is set for release on May 26, 2017.[Source: The Wrap]