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As director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) begins production on the first Star Wars spinoff, a new rumour has emerged concerning the character set to be played by Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
The official announcement stated that Jones will be playing a Rebel soldier, and now notorious “scooper” El Mayimbe is claiming on Meet the Movie Press that the she’ll be the daughter of the fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Now, given that Jones is 31 years old and Rogue One will take place around twenty years after Attack of the Clones, where Boba Fett appeared as a kid himself (without any children at that point, we assume), there appear to be two possible scenarios here: either Boba has used the clones’ accelerated aging process on his daughter, or Mayimbe has been making up more Star Wars rumours to get himself headlines. One of »
- Gary Collinson
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff, is starting to take shape, with a growing cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, and Forest Whitaker already set to star. The story has been confirmed to center on a band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans, but there is still very little we know about what roles these actors are playing. Today on Meet the Movie Press, El Mayimbe dropped a new rumor that reveals Felicity Jones is playing the daughter of Boba Fett.
El Mayimbe himself even stated that this piece of information is a rumor which has not been confirmed, so it could turn out to be completely false. Then again, Boba Fett has long been rumored to have some sort of presence in this spinoff, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn »
Univision’s 30-minute Spanish-language show will feature segments where Elmo, Lola, Rosita and friends interacting with guest stars. The program is meant to teach children important educational lessons.
“‘Sesame Amigos’ is a new and innovative show designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families in the U.S.,” said Alberto Ciurana, Univision’s president of programming and content. “While versions of ‘Sesame Street’ air in more than 150 countries, ‘Sesame Amigos’ will provide Spanish-speaking preschoolers the tools they need to succeed in the United States.”
Spanning 26 episodes, the show will feature celebrities such as Vahdir Derbez, Diego Luna and Leslie Grace.
- Reece Ristau
On that date, both the Sneaky Pete and Casanova pilots will be available to all Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., UK, and Germany. Soon afterwards, the pilots will be joined by others in Amazon’s recent round of its pilot program. Prime users will then be able to vote on their favorite pilots, which Amazon will greenlight as full series orders.
Sneaky Pete, which Amazon was reportedly courting back in June 2015, comes from executive producers Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House M.D.). The Amazon original series’ story centers around a released-from-prison conman, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who takes his old cellmate Pete’s identity and gets sucked into his family’s bail bond business. »
- Bree Brouwer
As anticipated, Sneaky Pete — a drama co-created by House‘s David Shore and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston — will get a second chance at life via Amazon Instant Video’s unique pilot preview process.
Amazon will debut the pilot on Friday, Aug. 7, after which viewers can provide feedback on whether a full season should be ordered.
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Originally developed (but passed on) by CBS, Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as a a con-man who, after leaving prison, hides from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He thus moves in with »
Drama pilots Casanova and Sneaky Pete will be made available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S., UK and Germany on August 7. The first, which stars Diego Luna as the famous playboy, was greenlighted by Amazon, while the second, from Bryan Cranston and David Shore, was originally ordered by CBS from Sony TV this past season. Amazon took it in after CBS passed on the Giovanni Ribisi-starring project in May and commissioned some reshoots. Casanova, shot… »
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
A little bit of fresh Star Wars casting news for you here. Jonathan Aris, an actor best known for playing Anderson in the Sherlock episode The Empty Hearse has become the latest addition to Gareth Edwards' upcoming Star Wars movie.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set to start filming in the UK in the next couple of months, and according to his Spotlight page (effectively his online curriculum vitae, to be used by casting agents), Aris has landed the role of Senator Jebel in the upcoming movie.
No official confirmation has been forthcoming, nor do we expect it to be for some time. Here's the snapshot of Aris' Spotlight page, »
With production set to begin very soon on Disney and LucasFilm's Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the BBC reports that Sherlock actor Jonathan Aris has joined the cast. The actor's Spotlight profile, a website where actors and filmmakers can post their resumes, revealed that he is playing "Senator Jebel" in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. That listing was later removed from his page, so it's unclear if this is the confirmed character or not.
If, in fact, the actor has signed on for the Star Wars anthology movie, he will join a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker. The story centers on a group of Rebel Alliance soldiers who embark on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star. The plot is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and »
When it comes to blockbuster franchises like Star Wars, which keep secrets under lock and key while mounting massive productions around the world, there’s really no telling from where the next scoop is going to come.
Today, it appears that the BBC has latched onto an interesting bit of information about Star Wars: Rogue One – it’s spotted that Sherlock veteran Jonathan Aris’ Spotlight page (basically LinkedIn for actors) lists him as playing “Senator Jebel” in the ensemble Star Wars Anthology film.
The credit has mysteriously disappeared from Aris’ page, but here’s a screen grab:
Now who or what a Senator Jebel is remains to be seen, but it’s a safe bet that his official stature will make him an Imperial ally, seeing as Rogue One is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Whether he’s a spy helping the rebels or »
- Isaac Feldberg
As director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) gears up to start principal photography on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, BBC reporter Lizo Mizimba has uncovered what is likely to be a minor piece of casting news, with British actor Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) set to play a character called Senator Jebel.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set for release on December 16th, 2016 and will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Diego Luna (Elysium), and Forest Whitaker (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai).
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- Gary Collinson
According to the actor's Spotlight page, he has been cast as Senator Jebel in the Gareth Edwards-directed spinoff.
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The movie will follow a band of raiders as they attempt to hijack the Empire's massive Death Star base.
Meanwhile, Forest Whitaker was recently cast in a role that is currently shrouded in secrecy.
Ben Mendelsohn is rumoured to be starring in Rogue One as well, but it was recently suggested that he has yet to sign on the dotted line.
Aris has reportedly been cast as a character called Senator Jebel, and the news of his casting in the film was revealed via his official online CV. That listing has since been removed, and there has been no official announcement as of yet so count this only as rumor for now.
Set in the time between Episodes III and IV, the story follows a brave band of resistance fighters uniting to steal the plans to the original Death Star. It hits cinemas next December. »
- Garth Franklin
Benicio Del Toro has been offered the main villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII by Disney and LucasFilm. The Wrap reports that discussions are in very early stages, but the actor is Disney's top choice for the role. Neither Disney nor LucasFilm had any comment about the potential casting, and no details were given for the character.
If Benicio Del Toro does sign on, he will be the first confirmed cast member for Star Wars 8, which will be written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is believed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) will reprise their roles in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, but that has yet to be confirmed. Production is expected to begin early next year, with the studios already setting a May 26, 2017 release date.
With second unit production currently under way and first-unit set to start in three weeks, we should start to see the cast of the Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One emerge officially pretty soon. But there have rumours for a few months that Ben Mendelsohn is set to join Felicity Jones and Forrest Whitaker.
Deadline are now reporting that Mendelsohn is just waiting for the final confirmation that he’ll be joining the cast after some comments he made at last night’s Emmy Award nominations. “I think it’s looking Ok,” he says. “Things are looking positive, but I would think that’s something for them to discuss.”
“I’d be a very, very happy man,” Mendelsohn adds. “I’m right in the sweet spot for the actual first Star Wars. I didn’t wait in line for it, but I was nine or ten when that came out. It was a big deal, »
- Luke Owen
LucasFilm's Hall H panel at Comic-Con earlier today was almost entirely devoted to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but one tiny nugget of information was released about the first highly-anticipated Star Wars spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. With the film set for release in December 2016, we already knew that production would be starting soon. Now LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that principal photography begins on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One in just three short weeks. That pits the start date at August. However, this contradicts a report that surfaced before Sdcc.
A detailed report from last week claimed that Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One had already been in production for three weeks at Pinewood Studios in London, which was confirmed as the filming location back in November. Sources claimed that star Felicity Jones had already shot her first scenes, and that crew members were »
Madrid – Completing one of the biggest Latin America- U.S.-Europe co-productions in history, Canana, the Mexico-l.A.-based production house of Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, has boarded Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama,” one of Latin America’s most awaited and most ambitious movies.
A partner with Im Global in Mundial, a pioneering Latin America sales company, and with Participant Media in Participant PanAmerica, beyond its own lead productions – “Miss Bala,” “Cesar Chavez,” Cannes 2015 Un Certain Regard player “The Chosen Ones” — Canana has been a key driver of first moves to create a pan-regional Latin American film industry, co-producing milestone recent Latin American co-productions such as Pablo Larrain’s “No” and Pablo Fendrik’s “Ardor.”
“We are thrilled to join such a group of colleagues — all admired »
- John Hopewell
We know Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will helm Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, we know it'll focus on a rogue band of resistance fighters uniting to steal the plans for the original Death Star, and we know that the cast includes (so far) Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Sam Clafin, Forest Whitaker, and Riz Ahmed. Edwards has also said to expect a much darker journey to the galaxy far, far away; and suggested that this won't be the usual ultimate good Vs. ultimate evil type of story. However, that doesn't mean a representation of ultimate evil won't be a factor, because now we might just know something else about the movie: It'll feature Darth f*cking Vader! Bmd has heard that Lord Vader will indeed make an appearance, though by the sounds of things he won't play a huge role in the story. "Darth Vader will be in Star Wars »
Though everyone thought Disney would keep all things Star Wars-related for their own convention, D23, San Diego Comic-Con hasn’t even started yet, and news regarding Star Wars’ future is already dropping.
The Lego Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are developing a stand-alone Han Solo movie. The film – hopefully starring Harrison Ford – would be a part of the “Star Wars Anthology” of films that also includes Star Wars: Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), and an origin story of bounty hunter Boba Fett, which was previously to be directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four).
Speaking of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, news broke earlier today that Darth Vader will make an appearance alongside Jones, Sam Clafin (The Hunger Games), Diego Luna (The Book of Life), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), and Forest Whitaker.
Director Gareth Edward’s Rogue One will focus on »
- Sasha James
Obviously, it shouldn't need to be said but **spoilers ahead**. At any rate, "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" is now filming with Gareth Edwards directing a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, and probably Ben Mendelsohn even though he keeps dancing around it in interviews. We already know the basic plot will revolve around a group of rebels who hatch a plan to steal the blueprints of the Death Star. However, while the movie is being touted as a standalone, it looks like a once iconic character will be making an appearance. According to Birth Movies Death, Darth Vader will step into view "via viewscreen or holo projection or something," although a face-to-face, flesh and blood appearance as well, isn't ruled out. Meanwhile, word about Grand Moff Tarkin — the big honcho who runs the Death Star once it's up and running — and a possible pop »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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