Felicity Jones’ star has risen dramatically in recent years. Her most visible role was as the ill-fated Jyn Erso in Gareth Edwards’ successfully Star Wars spin off film, Rogue One. She followed this up with the a powerful, emotional turn in director J. A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls. Now, news reaches us of a new role for the actress, one which brings with it a great deal of expectation.
According to Variety the film ‘will not involve any ballet but will instead use the story as the centerpiece for a major studio tentpole’. Paramount and Universal are said to be interested, with Universal perhaps regretting placing Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan in turnaround. That film ended up with Fox Searchlight and garnered five Oscar nominations, including one win for Natalie Portman.
This as-yet-untitled film follows Luca Guadagnino’s latest film which has played extremely well on the festival circuit. Call Me By Your Name has Armie Hammer and 17 year-old breakout star Timothée Chalamet in a brooding tale of forbidden love, our 5 star review from Berlin can be read here.
We hope to her more about this new film in due course.