The film from the renowned “Star Wars” series will be directed by Emmy and Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a Pakistani filmmaker.
The American film and television studio Lucasfilm revealed three new “Star Wars” movies on Friday.
James Mangold and Dave Filoni will helm two of these movies, respectively. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the unexpected announcement during the “Star Wars” event in London, where fans expecting a single film were pleasantly surprised by the announcement of three films, with the third film, in which Daisy Ridley will play the lead role, being directed by Sherman Obaid-Chinoy.
The plot of the 2019 movie “Rise of Skywalker” served as the inspiration for Sherman Obaid Chinoy’s film. Steven Knight, the author of well-known television programmes including “Peaky Blinders” and “Spenser,” will compose the screenplay for this movie.
The project’s name has not yet been decided. Marks a number of achievements for the franchise. The first woman and foreigner to direct a Star Wars movie is Sherman.
The Pakistani director of short documentaries has won two Academy Awards. She was honoured with an Oscar in 2011 for “Saving Face” and an Emmy in 2015 for “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.”
She most recently oversaw the direction of two episodes of the Disney television series Miss Marvel.