Chris Weitz Pens “Star Wars” Spin-Off

Chris Weitz (“About A Boy,” “Cinderella”) is the latest writer to take a crack at the script for the upcoming Gareth Edwards-directed “Star Wars” spin-off film reports Heat Vision.

Weitz will replace Gary Whitta, who exited the project earlier this month after he completed a first draft. Simon Kinberg was rumored as a potential replacement, but his schedule does not allow time for such a scenario.

Actresses were testing for the film in Los Angeles last week ahead of a shoot taking place later this year in the United Kingdom.