According to Variety, Gareth Edwards has added Diego Luna(Elysium) in a lead role opposite Felicity jones (Theory of Everything), and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) to his anthology film, Star Wars: Rogue One. Diego Luna will join Star Wars: Rogue One as another Rebel Soldier. Adding to the list is Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), someone who was previously eyed for the film has joined as our main villain. Riz Ahmed is also another rebel fighter with Rogue One featuring a large ensemble similar to The Dirty Dozen and Saving Private Ryan.
Star Wars: Rogue One takes place between Revenge of The Sith and A New Hope, and will focus on a band of Resistance fighters who come together to steal the Death Star plans. We’ll hear more actors joining the film soon since shooting will begin soon. Star Wars: Rogue One hits theaters on December 16, 2016.