ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is an upcoming epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, After Earth) and Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, Cinderella), from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. It stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Jiang Wen (姜文), Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk.
It is the first Star Wars Anthology film, a stand-alone story set in the Star Wars universe. Set shortly before the events of A New Hope, the story will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.
- via Lucasfilm