-Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl/ Bates Motel) are some of the top names for the new female lead in Rian Johnson‘s “Star Wars: Episode VIII
-Sources are split on whether Rian Johnson is still auditioning more actresses or if these are some of the few that have survived his cut
-They will supposedly have to do a chemistry-read with John Boyega which leads one to assume this lead is also a potential love interest for his character
-Maslany was a finalist for the Rogue One spinoff but lost out to Felicity Jones.
-Production on episode VIII starts early next year, and the film is expected to come out May 26, 2017