Remember last night we reported that Forest Whitaker may be coming on board The Crow remake (here)? Well, it looks like he has his sights set on a bigger project too…
Variety are reporting that the Criminal Minds and Ghost Dog: The Last Samurai actor is joining Felicity Jones, Sam Claflin and Ben Mandelsohn in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
We’re pretty excited that Whitaker is out there in the Star Wars universe now… any guesses as to what sort of character he’ll play? We want to hear them.
John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who currently serves as chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, is executive producing the film along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (“Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific”) are on board to produce with John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) attached to co-produce. It was also recently confirmed that Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech) will be providing the score.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set for release on December 16, 2016.