Badass Digest is reporting that Nightcrawler actor Riz Ahmed is being eyed for a role in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One. The report is being backed-up by The Wrap, who add that fellow British actor Sam Claflin (Snow White and The Huntsman, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is also in the mix for a role. It’s expected since Rogue One is a massive war film that the cast could be equally as large as Black Hawk Down or Saving Private Ryan, meaning we could be seeing a huge main cast for the film.
The Wrap is also confirming that Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn (Dark Knight Rises, Animal Kingdom) indeed has been cast in the film alongside Felicity Jones, Ben had been linked but not officially announced as a cast member.
Rogue One which sees a group of Rebel forces steal the plans for The Death Star is set for release on December 16th, 2016.