Casting Call: Star Wars: Rogue One

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It looks like Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) is joining the cast of Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars Anthology film Star Wars: Rogue One.  Aris will be playing Senator Jebel.

From the opening crawl of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.”

Rogue One is set between the films Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, during the Age of the Empire. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), Story by John Knoll  with screenplay by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) and Chris Weitz (Cinderella 2015). Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything),  Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler)Diego Luna (Elysium) and Forrest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland)

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue one is set to be released on December 16, 2016

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