Stars Wars: Episode IX gets a new writer in Jack Thorne

It's back to the drawing board for Star Wars: Episode IX.

On Tuesday, it was announced British screenwriter Jack Thorne would be taking over the script for the newest installment of the cult franchise, as reported by The Reporter.

Up until now, the script was being written by the film's director, Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly.

Stepping in: On Tuesday, it was announced British screenwriter Jack Thorne would be taking over the script for Star Wars: Episode IX

Stepping in: On Tuesday, it was announced British screenwriter Jack Thorne would be taking over the script for Star Wars: Episode IX

But sources told the publication the script 'needs a fresh set of eyes'.

While it's uncertain how much of the script will be rewritten by the 38-year-old, the acclaimed writer will be taking over moving forward.

Thorne's most recent credits include the script for And The Cursed Child, which was released as a book in 2016 and performed onstage in London's West End.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to enter production in January.

Rework: While it's uncertain how much of the script will be rewritten by the 38-year-old, the acclaimed writer will be taking over moving forward

Rework: While it's uncertain how much of the script will be rewritten by the

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