Oscar-Nominated Writer Hired for 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

January 27, 2015


Having already dealt with revising a prolonged fantasy family saga, The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps re-writer Chris Weitz has been brought on to do a second draft of the first Star Wars spin-off. Godzilla's Gareth Edwards is directing the film, and though the focus is still not known, it does already have a first draft from After Earth writer Gary Whitta. Weitz is best known for his Oscar-nominated About a Boy script, but he was more recently brought into the Disney fold with Cinderella, the screenplay that proved he could write for a wise, older character magically showing up to help out with the protagonist's parent issues.

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