Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, otherwise called Rogue One of 2016, directed by Gareth Edwards, is an American epic space opera film. The screenplay was co-written by Tony Gilroy and Chris Weitz, and it was inspired by a story written by Gary Whitta and John Knoll. The film was produced by Kathleen Kennedy, LucasFilm’s president, among other supporters. Michael Giacchino created the film’s score, making it the first live-score movie not scored by John Williams in the Star Wars canon. It is the firstborn film in the Star Wars Anthology Series.
Rogue One: Star Wars Story features Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, and Allan Tudyk. Genevieve O’Reilly appears as Mon Mothma, the Rebel Alliance’s leader. The film also stars two actors who revive their roles: Anthony Daniels plays C-3PO’s role while James Earl Jones as Darth Vader’s voice.
The film was conceived in August 2015 and is produced between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith. The film was tagged as “a grounded, war-based film” by Edwards.
In the film, a group of uncertain heroes comes together, during the war, with a mission to leak the plans to the Empire’s Weapon of destruction, Death Star. This significant occurrence in Rogue One combines laymen who embark on an extraordinary mission, and through that, finds themselves in the company of those greater than them.