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Jodie Turner-Smith in Talks to Join Star Wars Prequel Series

The Queen & Slim star is reportedly finalizing a deal to star in The Acolyte.
  • Jodie Turner-Smith. (Photo: Everett Collection)
    Jodie Turner-Smith. (Photo: Everett Collection)

    Jodie Turner-Smith is headed to a galaxy far, far away... 

    The leading lady of Queen & Slim and Anne Boleyn is reportedly finalizing a deal to star alongside Amandla Stenberg in Star Wars prequel The Acolyte. The Disney+ series, which comes from Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland, is a mystery-thriller set a century before the events of The Phantom Menace. Details about Turner-Smith's character are not known yet, but Stenberg was cast as the lead in July. 

    Turner-Smith most recently starred in After Yang and Anne Boleyn (now streaming on AMC+). She will next be seen opposite Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig in Netflix's White Noise

    The Acolyte is set to begin production this fall. 

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Jodie Turner-Smith, Star Wars: The Acolyte, Amandla Stenberg, Star Wars