The rumor about Tatiana Maslany landing the female lead for the stand-alone film turns out to be made up (thanks a lot TotalGeeks.com!!) as The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the “Theory of Everything” actress nabs the role.
Plus, the films hires a new screenwriter.
Ms. Jones succeeded in getting the unknown lead over actresses such as Rooney Mara, Kate Mara and of course Tatiana Maslany.
“Actresses were meeting, reading and testing last week in Los Angeles for the role…” THR writes.
Not only is she the newest person to be a part of the movie, writer Chris Weitz — who was just hired last week — will be replacing Gary Whitta to write a new draft.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter