Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an American epic space opera science fiction fantasy film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. It is the first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, a collection of stand-alone stories set in the Star Wars universe, and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Spencer Wilding as Darth Vader.
The film was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Principal photography began at Elstree Studios, near London during early August 2015. Rogue One was released on December 16, 2016.
Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule.
Director Gareth Edwards stated that the style of the film will be similar to that of a war film, stating, "It's the reality of war. Good guys are bad. Bad guys are good. It's complicated, layered; a very rich scenario in which to set a movie."
- Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso
- Diego Luna as a Rebel Captain
- Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook
- Bodhi Rook as an Imperial Admiral
- Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic
- Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe
- Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus
- Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
- Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso
- Alan Tudyk as K-2SO
- Jonathan Aris as Senator Jebel
- Spencer Wilding as Darth Vader
Genevieve O'Reilly reprises her role of Mon Mothma from Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Alistair Petrie appears as a Rebel general and Eunice Olumide appears in the film. Ingvild Deila portrays Princess Leia Organa.