Tatiana MaslanyAccording to Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany has beaten out actresses like Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones for the lead role in Gareth Edwards's forthcoming "Star Wars" spin-off movie (the one due in the winter of 2016). This is still very much a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, although multiple reports have stated that she was very much in the running, so the fact that she has possibly nabbed it aren't so far fetched.

Plot details have yet to be revealed about the spinoff film, which many have theorized involves one or more of the series' legendary bounty hunter characters. As Comic Book Movie points out, the actress had to recently pull out of an off-Broadway play because of scheduling conflicts with an upcoming film. Might this be the film?

What do you think, if this is indeed the casting decision?