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Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »
- D. Zhea
Fast 8: As Furious 7 passes the $1.1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, the next installment in the Fast & Furious saga has received a release date: April 14, 2017. In addition, video game adaptation Warcraft has moved from March 11, 2016, to a prime summer date, June 10, 2016, while 'giants vs. robots' sequel Pacific Rim 2 shifted dates into summer the following year, from April 7, 2017, to August 4, 2017. [Deadline] Star Wars: Rogue One: Riz Ahmed (Closed Circuit, above left) is in talks for a supporting role in Star Wars: Rogue One, to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Meanwhile, Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, above right) is under consideration for a starring role opposite Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn. The...
- Peter Martin
With filming expected to start in the next couple months, expect to start hearing more and more about casting on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Reports have come in now about two potential cast members being added to the roster. Come inside to check it out!
Thanks to Star Wars Celebration, we now have some official details on Rogue One. It's a heist movie in which rebel forces attempt to steal the Death Star plans. It'll be something like a Dirty Dozen, or Magnificent Seven, kind of film in that it will feature a big group of people working together. Thus, we'll have quite a few cast members to report on before too long. The Wrap got the word on two actors being looked at for roles in the film: Riz Ahmed (who was awesome in Nightcrawler) and Sam Claflin (who most will know from The Hunger Games films).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
So far, we know that Felicity Jones has been confirmed in the lead role of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One (to give it its proper name). Furthermore, Ben Mendelsohn has also been rumoured to be appearing.
And now we can add two more names to the speculation list.
As you might expect, »
The websites are claiming that actors Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) are in talks with Disney to join the cast of the film, which has Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) already signed on as the lead.
“A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film Rogue One.”
See Also: Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One plot details and teaser revealed
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set for release on December 16th, 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Star Wars fans, get excited - the cast for spinoff film Rogue One is growing.
Star Wars: Rogue One is due for release December 16, 2016.
Watch the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below: »
Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") is being eyed for a role in the upcoming "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" film. Riz Ahmed ("Four Lions," "Nightcrawler") is in talks to join the cast as well according to The Wrap.
Gareth Edwards directs the spin-off feature which also stars Felicity Jones and possibly Ben Mendelsohn. The project has been described as an action-centric heist film involving a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans to the original Death Star.
Claflin has generally played supporting roles in major blockbusters, but the part he is being eyed for here is said to be much more substantial. "Star Wars: Rogue One" is currently targeting a December 16th 2016 release date. »
- Garth Franklin
In the aftermath of last week’s Star Wars Celebration event, during which a plethora of details on the series were unveiled, two new names have been linked to the first standalone movie. As reported by The Wrap, Nightcrawler star Riz Ahmed and The Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin are being sought for parts in Star Wars: Rogue One. The pair are said to be hot contenders for two separate roles in the movie’s vast resistance army.
Director Gareth Edwards revealed last week that the film would be a step away from earlier Star Wars ventures. “It comes down to a group of individuals who don’t have magical powers that have to somehow bring hope to the galaxy,” Edwards said during the event. Lucasfilm quickly followed that up by releasing the official logline for the movie, which will trace a bunch of resistance fighters who band together to steal Death Star plans. »
- Gem Seddon
Variety reports that Riz Ahmed, best known for Nightcrawler, is in talks to play the male lead in Star Wars: Rogue One. At a Star Wars panel held over the last weekend, we learned that the first Star Wars anthology will involve a group of rebel soldiers who plan to steal the Death Star. Felicity Jones has already been cast in a lead role as one of those rebel fighters. And while there are no details yet about his role, Variety says Ahmed will likely play a rebel soldier, too. Ben Mendelsohn will also reportedly play the film's villain. Rogue One is set for 2016. Update: The Wrap is reporting that The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin is also being discussed for a lead role. »
- Dee Lockett
Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) is the frontrunner to land the lead male role in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars 'anthology film' Rogue One, according to Variety. It is possible that he would star opposite Felicity Jones (and the unconfirmed Ben Mendelsohn) in a band of rebels who attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. Meanwhile, The Wrap is reporting that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games franchise) is also in talks to join the ensemble cast. Ahmed met with Edwards in London, England last month, per Variety. Apparently he stood out from the rest of the actors Edwards met with, the young actor's chemistry test with the director supposedly going very well. The first anthology film will be a departure from other Star Wars fare as there will be no Jedi...
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Last weekend, the latest proper details emerged about the first of what are now known as the Star Wars: Anthology films, with Gareth Edwards revealing some information about Rogue One. Today brings news that Riz Ahmed and Sam Claflin are at different stages of talks to join the cast. Rogue One, which already has Felicity Jones officially aboard – she’s apparently playing a Rebel Alliance soldier – is set in between Episodes III and IV and features a plot to steal the secrets of the first Death Star. “It’s basically in an era where there are no Jedi, where they’re all but extinct. It’s about the fact that God’s not coming to save us. We’re on our own and we have to do this ourselves,” Edwards has said of the movie. “The absence of Jedi is omnipresent in the film, it hangs over the whole movie. »
It's almost frightening to think that on top of all the Marvel and DC comic book movies are coming out, and how many casting notices (and rumors) go along with each one of those, that we also now need to add the new Star Wars Anthology of films to the list. Not only do we have a new trilogy on the way, beginning with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens this December, but right around the corner is the first of several planned spinoff films, Rogue One. So far we know Felicity Jones will lead the feature for director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), and Ben Mendhelson has been rumored for a part, but now it seems we have a little more movement on the film which will be arriving in theaters on Dec. 16, 2016. The Wrap reports Riz Ahmed, partner in crime to Jake Gyllenhaal's Lou Bloom in last year's Nightcrawler, »
- Brad Brevet
As of now, the only confirmed cast member for Star Wars: Rogue One is Felicity Jones, and details from Star Wars Celebration last weekend revealed that she'll be playing a Rebel soldier involved with the heist to get the plans to the first Death Star. . However, two more potential names have surfaced to join the first Star Wars Anthology spin-off slated for release on December 16th, 2016 as The Wrap reports The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay star Sam Claflin is being eyed for a role and Badass Digest adds that Four Lions and Nightcrawler star Riz Ahmed seems to be attached to the project too. Read on! As of now, Claflin is said to be the frontrunner for what will be a major role amongst an ensemble of actors, with comparisons being drawn to The Wild Bunch and The Magnificent Seven for the kind of character set we can expect. »
- Ethan Anderton
There.s a fair amount of mystery still swirling around Star Wars: Rogue One, even after the panel hosted by Gareth Edwards at Star Wars Celebration. We know that Edwards is directing the heist story about a team retrieving Death Star plans. At the moment, Felicity Jones has been cast, and the project . from what we hear . might have circled her co-stars. According to Variety, the Star Wars: Rogue One team is looking at Nightcrawler co-star Riz Ahmed to play the lead male role in the Star Wars spinoff movie. At the same time, The Wrap adds that The Hunger Games standout Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair) also is up for a role in the growing ensemble. Sources couldn.t tell the trade site who Ahmed or Claflin would play, though Variety did note that Ahmed "likely" would play a rebel soldier, which is what we believe Jones would play, »
Riz Ahmed is a three time British Independent Film Award nominee, which put him on Hollywood's radar. And while folks in the British cinema scene already know his immense talent, for most folks stateside, it was his underrated turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in last year's terrific "Nightcrawler" that was their first taste of his work. Well, if this pans out, soon the whole world will know his name. The Wrap reports that the actor is in talks for a lead role "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One." Meanwhile, Sam Claflin is the frontrunner slot for a supporting gig. there are no details of who he might be playing in the Gareth Edwards directed movie about a rebel group who attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Meanwhile, MTV caught up with Ben Mendelsohn who danced »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sam Claflin is being eyed for one of the starring roles in “Star Wars: Rogue One,” while Riz Ahmed is in talks to join the cast as well, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Disney and the actors’ reps had no comment. Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in “Rogue One,” which was recently revealed to be a heist actioner involving a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans to the Death Star. Also Read: Party Report in Pictures: Team 'Star Wars,' Elton John, Lady Gaga Join Forces »
- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge
Star Wars: The Force Awakens already has an outstanding cast, but the next Star Wars film, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One might top it. The film has already cast Felicity Jones and possibly Ben Mendelsohn. Now Badass Digest reports that Nightcrawler actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to join the movie. Last week at Star Wars Celebration, director Gareth Edwards confirmed that the movie was about a band of resistance fighters stealing the plans for the Death Star and took place between Episode III and Episode IV. There are no Jedi in the film and it will feel more along the lines of a war story. [caption id="attachment_251354" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via IFC Films[/caption] Whether Ahmed signs on or not, it’s another great sign that the new films are keeping an eye on diversity, which is the way it should be. If the Star Wars galaxy is filled with a multitude of alien races, »
- Matt Goldberg
The first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One, to be directed by Gareth Edwards, is sounding like an anomaly in the Star Wars lineup. The movie has been positioned explicitly as a war film, and the teaser trailer shown at Star Wars Celebration featured a vibe that is more serious, even adult, than any other Star Wars […]
- Russ Fischer
With Felicity Jones official and Ben Mendelsohn all but confirmed, Gareth Edward's Rogue One looks to be adding two more cast-members in Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed. Multiple sources are citing the two actors as being contenders for starring roles in the film with Variety reporting that Ahmed is being looked at as the lead opposite Felicity Jones based on their chemistry during screen tests. Set after Revenge Of The Sith but before A New Hope, Rogue One will follow a band of rebels »
- Alex Maidy
Deadline is reporting that Gemma Arterton (The Voices), Sam Claflin (Love, Rosie) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) are set to star in new romantic comedy, Their Finest Hour and a Half, to be directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education).
BBC Films has developed the project, which it also co-finances, and is based on Lissa Evans’ 2009 novel which is set in World War II London in the early 1940’s. The film is “a romantic comedy imbued with the screwball repartee of classic Hollywood of the time, Their Finest Hour and a Half is a battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz.”
- Scott J. Davis
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