“Y Tu Mama Tambien” actor Diego Luna has scored a leading role alongside Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”) and Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”) in Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars: Rogue One” at Disney and Lucasfilm.
The first of the ‘Anthology’ spin-offs, the story revolves around the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters. Jones, Ahmed and Luna will all play rebel fighters whilst Mendelsohn is set as the film’s main villain.
The film will take place between the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope” with events chronologically closer to the latter. The cast is expected to be a large ensemble rather than driven by two or three specific characters.
“Star Wars: Rogue One” is set to open December 16th 2016.