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Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to direct new ‘Star Wars’ movie

Ms Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been tapped to helm a new Star Wars film with Damon Lindelof attached as co-writer, Hindustan Times reported.

According to entertainment website Deadline, the Lucasfilm project is currently under scripting stage.
The movie is being touted as a first major big screen release for Lucasfilm after 2019’s Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. The studio has been focusing on its TV projects — The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor– over recent years since then.

Obaid-Chinoy, best known for her Oscar-winning documentary shorts Saving Face, A Girl in the River and The Price of Forgiveness, recently directed several episodes of Disney’s hit series Ms Marvel.