The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that Star Wars Episode IX has found a new writer. Jack Thorne is being brought on board to handle rewrites after director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connelly decided to bring in a “fresh set of eyes.”
Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, has been tapped to work on the Star Wars installment that is to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly have been working on the script but a fresh set of eyes was needed. It is unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.
Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas and thrillers, including The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers and National Treasure.
While those don’t sound like the Star Wars wheelhouse, writing on these two more recent programs bring him closer: His Dark Materials, BBC’s adaptation of the fantasy by Philip Pullman, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Sheep for Channel 4.
Episode IX is scheduled for release May 24, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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