STAR WARS NEWS: ROGUE ONE Casts Its Lead, Gets Release Date With Ep. VIII One Year Apart

Edwards will begin filming Rouge One, the first in a series of spin-offs that will take place beyond the Star Wars canon with a script by Cinderella scribe Chris Weitz and will star Academy Award-nomimated actress Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything, based on an idea by executive producer John Knoll. Also executive producing are Simon Emanuel, and Jason McGatlin with Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To producing and John Swartz co-producing for the film’s summer shoot in London ahead of its December 16, 2016 release.