Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story



Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or simply Rogue One, is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. It was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, set immediately before the events of the original Star Wars film. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Rogue One follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's superweapon.

Based on an idea first pitched by Knoll ten years before it entered development, the film was made to be different in tone and style from the traditional Star Wars films, including omitting the conventional opening crawl. Principal photography on the film began at Elstree Studios near London during early August 2015 and wrapped in February 2016. The film went through extensive reshoots and additional filming in mid-June 2016, with Gilroy joining for these. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 10, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One received generally positive reviews, with praise for its acting, action sequences, musical score and darker tone, although some criticism was directed at the characterization and the film's use of computer-generated imagery to recreate the likenesses of some actors. The film has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2016 and 22nd overall unadjusted for inflation. It received two Academy Awards nominations for Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.[3]

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Gareth Edwards
British film director
Felicity Jones
bornOctober 17, 1983
Forest Whitaker
bornJuly 15, 1961
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Michael Giacchino
bornOctober 10, 1967
Riverside Township, New Jersey, U.S.

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Lead Actress

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones (born 17 October 1983)[1] is an English actress. She started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The Treasure Seekers (1996). Jones went on to play Ethel Hallow for one season in the television show The Worst Witch and its sequel Weirdsister College. She took time off from acting to attend university at Wadham College, Oxford where she performed in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors for the Oxford University Dramatic Society, and has worked steadily since graduating in 2006. On radio, she has played the role of Emma Grundy in the BBC's The Archers. In 2008, she appeared in the Donmar Warehouse production of The Chalk Garden.

Since 2006, Jones has appeared in numerous films, including Northanger Abbey (2007), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Chéri (2009), and The Tempest (2010). Her performance in the 2011 film Like Crazy was met with critical acclaim, garnering her numerous awards, including a special jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, her performance as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything also met with critical acclaim, garnering her nominations for the Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2016, Jones starred in the adventure-thriller Inferno, the fantasy drama A Monster Calls and the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. In 2016, she received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

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Diego Luna-Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna]; born 29 December 1979) is a Mexican actor known for his childhood telenovela work, a starring role in the film Y tu mamá también and supporting roles in American films, including Rudo y Cursi, The Terminal, Elysium and Milk. He also starred with Romola Garai in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and provides the Spanish language narration for the National Geographic Channel documentary Great Migrations.


Gareth James Edwards (born 1 June 1975) is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, production designer, and visual effects artist. He first gained widespread recognition for Monsters (2010), an independent film in which he served as writer, director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist.[1][2] He subsequently directed the 2014 reboot of Godzilla, and the epic space opera film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), the first in the Star Wars Anthology series.


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  –  May 8, 2017
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  –  May 8, 2017
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  –  May 8, 2017
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MTV Movie and TV Awards 2017: The winners
  –  May 8, 2017
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  –  May 8, 2017
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  –  May 8, 2017
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  –  May 8, 2017
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  –  May 7, 2017
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Free Outdoor Movie: Star Wars Rogue One
  –  May 7, 2017
The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Free Movie to start at dusk. Bring picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets. Subject to weather cancellation. Check our website for updates.
May The Fourth: FandangoNOW Offering Rogue One for $4
  –  May 6, 2017
On May 4th, Rogue One will be available to rent for just $4 in celebration of the May the 4th Be With You. To get the movie, users of the service can go to THIS LINK and order the movie. Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is the first of the new ...
MTV Movie & TV Awards predictions: Felicity Jones (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’) is our pick for Best Hero
  –  May 5, 2017
The 2017 MTV Movie Awards for the first time have branched out to include TV shows, resulting in a blended category for Best Hero. Based on Gold Derby’s predictions Felicity Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) is far out front to prevail with ...
Rogue One Survey about the movie
  –  May 5, 2017
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New ROGUE ONE Fan Edit Adds an Opening Crawl and John Williams’ STAR WARS Score
  –  May 5, 2017
Rogue One was largely well-received by fans and critics alike, but there still some who feel that the film could have been improved. But rather than attempting to add footage to the movie, a new fan edit of Rogue One cuts the entire story down to the ...
May The 4th Be With You – Rogue One Commentary!
  –  May 5, 2017
To celebrate Star Wars Day, Kat and I have decided to continue our series of Star Wars movie commentaries with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and are joined by Brant Fowler. May The 4th Be With You! Please feel free to join us in the chat and if you are ...
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  –  May 1, 2017
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  –  March 24, 2017
Rewatching “Rogue One” for the first time since it was in theaters, it’s impossible not to see the movie it could have been — a dark, nuanced exploration of the central conflict of “Star Wars,” the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire.


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