Star Wars Rogue One is set to shoot this year but it still needs to complete its cast. Felicity Jones is already aboard and Ben Mendelsohn was recently rumoured to be joining her.
It appears a couple more are in contention as BadAss Digest reports Riz Ahmed is in talks for an unknown part in the movie, while TheWrap adds that Sam Claflin ‘is the frontrunner for one of the ensemble roles’.
The movie will be the first of the Star Wars Anthology movies, which Disney/Lucasfilm plan to release on alternate years and will focus on characters and situations beyond the main spine of the Star Wars story. Here’s the recently released brief synopsis: ‘A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy in the Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One.’
The only other think we know is that it won’t focus on the Jedi, with the main characters lacking the powers of the Force. Gareth Edwards is directing, with a December 16th, 2016 release date set.