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Steven Knight Signs On to Write the New Star Wars Film

Steven Knight, Academy Award nominee and the man behind the television series Peaky Blinders, has been chosen to write the screenplay for the next Star Wars film

Following the announcement that Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson stepped down from their roles as writers, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is now set to write the screenplay for the upcoming Star Wars movie that will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoyas. The news thrilled a lot of Star Wars fans, since Knight is widely regarded as one of the industry’s most talented screenwriters.

Peaky Blinders Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy
Photo Credit: @peakyblindersofficial (via Instagram)

The British director and screenwriter is well-known for his impressive body of work in both cinema and television, which includes classics such as Dirty Beautiful Things, Eastern Promises, Locke, and of course, Peaky Blinders. Knight has also been nominated for a number of prestigious honors, such as an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.

High hopes are attached to this film since it is one of the first Star Wars movies to be released in theaters since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Reports indicate that further details regarding Knight’s iteration will most likely be revealed during the Star Wars Celebration that will take place in London next month.

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Lando, Poe, Chewbacca and BB-8 from Star Wars: Rise Of The Skywalker
Photo Credit: @theriseofskywalkerofficial (via Instagram)

Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt Gibson’s departure from the project has yet to be explained in full, but a week before the announcement, Lindelof said in an interview that scripting the picture had been challenging. “I will just say, that for reasons that I can’t get into on this Sunday morning, on this day, the degree of difficulty is extremely, extremely, extremely high. If it can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist. That’s all I’ll say, because I have the same association with it as you do, which is, it’s the first movie I saw sitting in my dad’s lap, four years old, May of ’77. I think it’s possible that sometimes, when you hold something in such high reverence and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen, and you just go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be cooking. Maybe I should just be eating.’ We’ll just leave it at that point,” he shared.

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By: Jaymar Aquino
Title: Steven Knight Signs On to Write the New Star Wars Film
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Published Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 08:45:30 +0000

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