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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

A new Star Wars movie is in the works and reportedly a Pakistani will helm the project. Yes, it is none other than the pride of Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Following months of speculations, a recent report in Deadline has mentioned that American screenwriter Damon Lindelof is developing a new Star Wars film for Lucasfilm and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been set as director.

“Lindelof is co-writing the project, though it is unknown at this time who his writing partner might be. Insiders say the script is still being written which means production is likely far out. That said, sources add it was important to Lucasfilm and Lindelof that a director be brought on so that person’s own vision for where they see this story headed gets included in the script,” the report said.

The film’s story or subject is under wraps as this project remains one of more guarded secrets in Hollywood. They have not revealed any details about the release date of the film, however, given how pro-active execs were in finding a director for this film, this Star Wars feature seems to have the most momentum out of all all the films currently in development at the studio.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was the last film to release in theaters in 2019. Since then the studio has been focusing on its TV projects as well as a number of films which are in development. Lucasfilm has been pretty clear that they want to make a series of film they are happy with — wiih good stories — and are in no rush to churn out the next franchise quickly.

Read: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to direct Will Smith’s production ‘Brilliance’

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a sought after director who continues to impress audiences with her work. She has recently successfully directed several episodes of Ms. Marvel for Marvel Studios and Disney. Best known for directing her Oscar-winning documentary shorts Saving Face and A Girl in the River, The Price of Forgiveness, the Oscar and Emmy-winning director also recently committed to directing Paramount’s adaptation of Brilliance which will star Will Smith and will be produced by him.

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