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Star Wars: Episode IX to get a rewrite courtesy of Jack Thorne

We may still be awaiting the release of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, but there are plenty of other STAR WARS projects on Lucasfilm/Disney's slate, including the conclusion of the STAR WARS sequel trilogy, STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. It's sure to be an epic conclusion to the rebirth of STAR WARS (until the next trilogy I suppose) but it seems that the script will be getting a rewrite courtesy of Jack Thorne.

Per THR, Thorne has been brought in to rewrite the script for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. The most recent draft of the EPISODE IX script was penned by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, but a lot has changed since then, including the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, who was apparently set to have an even larger role in EPISODE IX. Jack Thorne, who penned the screenplay for the upcoming WONDER, is also known for his work on Skins, The Fades, This is England, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the upcoming BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Production on STAR WARS: EPISODE IX is looking to get underway in January 2018 and is set for a May 24, 2019 release.

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio, WONDER tells "the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out." The upcoming film will hit theaters on November 17, 2017 and stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.

Source: THR

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