With ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, the first stand-alone film from the STAR WARS universe will be released on December 15, 2016. He plays during the events shortly before STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) and tells the story of a group of dissimilar heroes who join forces to steal the secret plans of the dreaded Death Star.
For the new film the filmmakers were able to gather an impressive cast in front of the camera, including the Oscar nominated Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and the Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. Directed by Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla"), ROGUE ONE was produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel. John Knoll and Jason McGatlin are responsible as executive producers, John Swartz and Kiri Hart act as co-producers.
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