Los Angeles - Chris Weitz is to write the stand-alone Star Wars movie.The 45-year-old director - who's worked on a wide range of high-profile films, including About a Boy and The Twilight Saga: New Moon - is set to script the Gareth Edwards-directed movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The screenwriter will replace Gary Whitta, who exited the project earlier this month after finishing a first draft of the script.The much-anticipated movie - which is one of two Star Wars spin-offs currently in development - is in the early stages of casting.This is the teaser trailer of the latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens:Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara, for instance, have both been linked to the female lead in the stand-alone movie.Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones is also said to be on the wanted list, although her involvement with the project depends on her schedule for Inferno, the Da Vinci Code sequel.Testing for the movie - which is set for release in December 2016 - initially took place in the UK in December, but has now switched to the US.Meanwhile, the eagerly-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens - which stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill - will be released on 18 December 2015.
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