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Nigeria’s Rick Famuyiwa to direct Star Wars series

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Nigeria’s Rick Famuyiwa to direct Star Wars series

Nigerian-American film director and producer, Rick Famuyiwa has been enlisted to work on the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel.

The untitled prequel is one of two live-action Star Wars series in the works for Disney+, alongside Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’.

Famuyiwa will be working on the series alongside a bunch of exciting directors, including Dave Filoni (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Deborah Chow (Mr. Robot) and Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok).

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The series which will be released in 2021 is described as a “rousing spy thriller” and it will follow Cassie Andor’s time with the Rebel Alliance.

It will revolve around at the beginning of ‘Rogue One’, where Cassian Andor had to make the difficult decision of dispatching with one of his sources before they’re found out by Stormtroopers.

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45 years old Famuyiwa is a director, producer, and screenwriter of productions including The Wood (1999), Brown Sugar (2002), Talk to Me (2007), and Dope (2015).

His 2015 coming-of-age film, ‘Dope’ premiered at Sundance Film Festival, winning the Best Editing award for the work of editor Lee Haugen. He went on to direct ‘Confirmation’.

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In 2016, Famuyiwa was announced as the director for The Flash after Seth Grahame-Smith dropped from the project.

 

 

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