A new rumor purports that Bel Powley, breakout actress from last year’s excellent Diary Of A Teenage Girl is the latest potential new cast addition for Star Wars: Episode VIII. Hosted by The Wrap's Jeff Sneider, it should be noted that anything the film reporter reveals on Meet The Movie Press instead of his official platform at The Wrap should be considered a RUMOR. It should be noted that Sneider isn't actually sure if Powley is in the mix for the same role that Mbatha-Raw was rumored to have secured or if she's being considered for a different character altogether.
Other actresses previously rumored to be in contention are Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke, and Gina Rodriguez.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently scheduled for release in North American theaters on May 24, 2019. Rian Johnson takes over for J.J. Abrams.