Simon Kinberg to take over as writer of first Star Wars spin-off?

My friend Germain at /FILM is hearing some pretty interesting news about the first Star Wars stand-alone spin-off. He is hearing that Simon Kinberg is the first writer of the new Star Wars hitting in December of 2016:

Lucasfilm would not comment on this story and requests to Kinberg’s representation were unanswered as of press time. For that reason, we’re labeling this a rumor but we’re confident it’s true.

 

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