Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to join the cast of Lucasfilm’s first ‘Star Wars’ anthology film Star Wars: Rogue One.
The film stars Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn, with Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) directing.
"Rogue One" will revolve around a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy.
The film will take place between Episode III and Episode IV, but closer chronologically to "A New Hope." "Rogue One" hits theaters December 16, 2016.
"Star Wars" veterans transitioning from "The Force Awakens" to "Rogue One" include co-production designers Doug Chiang (Star Wars Episodes I & II) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director for the Harry Potter series, Edge of Tomorrow), stunt coordinator Rob Inch (World War Z, Captain America: The First Avenger), creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan (Prometheus) and co-costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor for the Harry Potter series, Saving Private Ryan), and Glyn Dillon (costume concept artist for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending).