Variety.com is reporting that
Variety has reported that “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight will write the script for the unnamed “Star Wars” film that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (“Ms. Marvel”) is attached to helm, since original screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have left the project.
The film is largely expected to be one of Lucasfilm’s first “Star Wars” films following “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019. Further details about the film, including a potential title, are scheduled to be revealed during the Star Wars Celebration in London in April.
Knight is a veteran screenwriter who launched his career specializing in gritty crime dramas like 2002’s “Dirty Pretty Things” and 2007’s “Eastern Promises,” eventually branching out to lighthearted dramedies (2014’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey”), war thrillers (2016’s “Allied”), and biopics (2021’s “Spencer”). He also created and executive produced the BBC period crime drama “Peaky Blinders,” which streams on Netflix in the US.