Sam Claflin, Riz Ahmed in Talks for 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1") and Riz Ahmed ("Nightcrawler") are in talks to join "Star Wars: Rogue One," the first of the "Star Wars" anthology films, reports The Wrap.

According to the film's official logline, "Star Wars: Rogue One" follows "a rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy."  Claflin is currently the frontrunner for one of the more significant ensemble roles. There are no details on Ahmed's potential role.

If cast, Claflin and Ahmed will join Felicity Jones, who will star in the film. Ben Mendelsohn is also reportedly circling an unknown role. Garth Edwards ("Godzilla") is on board to direct.

"Star Wars: Rogue One" is scheduled for release on December 16, 2016.

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