Taglines: A rebellion built on hope.
Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, and Gary Whitta, from a story idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. It will be the first stand-alone Star Wars Anthology film. Set in the Star Wars universe some time after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and shortly before the events of the original Star Wars, the story will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star. It will star Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
The film is produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Principal photography began at Elstree Studios, near London during early August 2015. Rogue One will be released on December 15, 2016 in the UK before preview screenings in the US start that night before going nationwide on December 16, 2016.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Genevieve O’Reilly, Diego Luna, Valene Kane, Alan Tudyk
Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy
Production Design by: Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont
Cinematography by: Greig Fraser
Film Editing by: Jabez Olssen
Costume Design by: David Crossman, Glyn Dillon
Music by: Michael Giacchino
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: December 16, 2016