Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to join the cast of Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars: Rogue One,” the first of the “Star Wars Anthology” spin-off features at Disney Pictures.
Whitaker joins a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. Disney and Lucasfilm have not commented on the casting as yet.
Set between Episode III and Episode IV, the story revolves around the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters. Whitaker’s role is unknown at this time.
The film is currently targeting a December 16th 2016 release.