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'Star Wars': Kate Mara Also Tested for Spinoff Role

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will bring the galaxy far, far away back to the multiplex this year, and J.J. Abrams' film isn't just going to kick off a sequel trilogy set in the main saga of the original and prequel trilogies. In between the core "episodes," Disney/Lucasfilm will be releasing standalone spinoff movies that tell stories from other corners of the universe.

The first of these projects, which will be directed by Gareth Edwards, is slated to hit theaters in December 2016, meaning that the director will be aiming to start principal photography soon. However, before he begins rolling cameras, he needs actors to stand in front of them. Very recently, we learned that some high profile actresses like Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, and Tatiana Maslany were testing for the spinoff's female lead; and today, another big name joins those ranks.

If Rooney is in the running for a role, it appears that she'll have to deal with a sibling rivalry. That's because her sister Kate Mara has also tested for that part, according to Justin Kroll of Variety:

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'Star Wars': Kate Mara Also Tested for Spinoff Role