Chris Coen (The Childhood of a Leader, Funny Games) is producing at Unanimous Entertainment with Rebecca Brown (In the Dark), and Alan Moloney (Mary Shelley, Siege of Jadotville) for Parallel Film Productions. IMR International is selling the film globally in Berlin with CAA and UTA retaining U.S. rights.
Star Wars fandom continues to take full effect even after the events in Anaheim, especially while there’s plenty of time between now and this December’s eventful release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That film is expected to begin a new canon beyond the previous six films with several memorable character to join the fresh faces of the galaxy, but equally as important, other faces will be attached to this new universe as well.
Specifically speaking, it will be Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards‘s film, Star Wars: Rebel One that will first bridge the gap between episodes three and four as the first of several anthology films to come, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta with a script by Chris Weitz. Actress Felicity Jones and actor Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in the film which will forsee a tales of resistance fighters plot a mission to steal the Death Star. The Wrap is reporting that Snow White And The Huntsman co-star actor Sam Clafin is eyed to star while Nightcrawler co-star, actor Riz Ahmed is currently in talks for a role while details for either have been made public on which characters they will play.
Star Wars: Rebel One is expected to arrive on December 16 next year, nearly a year after Star Wars: The Force Awakens and less than a year before Star Wars: Episode VIII in May of 2017. Stay tuned for more info.