May 04, 2020 01:45 PM EST

New Star Wars Feature Film Coming from Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi

New Star Wars Feature Film Coming from Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi

It has been announced that Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi will be directing and co-writing a new "Star Wars" feature film for theatrical release. Waititi recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for "Jojo Rabbit" and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of "The Mandalorian" on Disney+. Academy Award nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns will co-write with Waititi.

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."

No release date has been set for the projects yet.

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