Waititi, who recently took home an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, will co-write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film with Oscar-nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho).
Lucasfilm also confirmed recent reports that Emmy-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is developing a new Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the in-development series.
The addition of Headland’s project brings the total of episodic Star Wars projects in development to three. A Rogue One prequel, focused on Cassian Andor and starring Diego Luna, and a series focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) during the period between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope were previously ordered.
Release dates for all projects are still being closely guarded.