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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Guess who’s NOT directing the next ‘Star Wars’?

Well, I’m not. And, probably, neither are you. And neither, so he says, is Colin Trevorrow, director of the charming, made-in-Seattle “Safety Not Guaranteed.” I chatted with Trevorrow when he was here for the Seattle International Film Festival about six months ago; pleasant guy, who spoke of opportunities already opening up to him because of the (well-deserved) success of the film. Lately, though, he’s been in an interesting position for a thirtysomething filmmaker on the verge of his second feature: He’s denying that he’ll be directing the next “Star Wars” installment. Why is this news? Because he’s recently been quoted talking about how he just might be directing a major movie with a significant fan base. This, of course, got the Internet all riled up, and Trevorrow later updated by tweeting that “there is another film we all love that I’m currently trying not to mess up. Odds I will direct Episode VII: 3720 to 1.” So that would be a no? Stay tuned, I guess.
In other news of what is not happening: Martin Scorsese will not be directing “Breaking Dawn: Part 3 — It Never Ends”; Meryl Streep will not star in a biopic of Donald Trump; and I will not be named Dowager Countess of Fairview. Not today, anyway.

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