Disney announces new ‘Star Wars’ theatrical film directed by Taika Waititi

FILE PHOTO: Taika Waititi, director of “Jojo Rabbit” and nominee for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film category, attends the 72nd Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning “JoJo Rabbit” screenwriter Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a new “Star Wars” feature film for theaters, Walt Disney Co said on Monday.

A new “Star Wars” series for streaming service Disney+ also is in development from “Russian Doll” writer Leslye Headland, the company said in a statement. No release dates for either project were announced.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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