“Nightcrawler” star Riz Ahmed and “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Sam Claflin could be up for lead roles in “Star Wars: Rogue One”.
Variety‘s sources claim that Riz Ahmed is the “top choice” for a lead role in the first Star Wars spinoff film. Variety adds that it was the chemistry test with Felicity Jones that gave him the edge.
Meanwhile, The Wrap says Sam Claflin is also being eyed for “one of the starring roles”. Their sources also backed up Variety’s for Riz Ahmed but didn’t mention if they were both vying for the same role.
“Rogue One” seems to be picking up steam with plot details revealed at Star Wars Celebration this past week. Along with Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn is also attached to star in the film.
From “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards, “Star Wars: Rogue One” is set for a December 16, 2016 release date.