(FILES) In this file photo New Zealand director/actor Taika Waititi accepts the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Jojo Rabbit" during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will write and direct a new "Star Wars" film, Disney announced May 4, 2020. Waititi has shot from indie acclaim to mainstream Hollywood success in recent years, overseeing Marvel superhero smash hit "Thor: Ragnarok" in 2017 before winning a screenplay Oscar for Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" in February.
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 New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will write and direct a new "Star Wars" film, Disney announced May 4, 2020. AFP

‘Jojo Rabbit’ director Taika Waititi to lead new Star Wars film