Since co-starring in Queen and Slim, Jodie Turner-Smith has quickly amassed an impressive list of roles. After appearing in one of the best films of 2022 (I need everyone to watch After Yang), she continues to pad her resume with a diverse slate. So it’s no surprise she becomes one of many high-profile actors to join the Star Wars franchise. Or is it franchises? There’s a million of these things being made everyday. Via Deadline:
Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Anne Boleyn) is finalizing a deal to join Amandla Stenberg in the upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: The Acolyte, sources tell Deadline. Reps for Lucasfilm and Turner-Smith declined comment.
So far Stenberg, who is playing the lead, is the only confirmed cast member for the Star Wars universe project from Leslye Headland. Details about characters, including the one played by Turner-Smith, are being kept under wraps.
The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, Disney+ said in its December 2020 announcement. In the Star Wars universe, an acolyte can refer to individuals with force abilities who learn from a more experienced Sith Lord.
Please be better than The Book of Boba Fett…