'Star Wars: Rogue One' Has Found Another Rebel Fighter for a Lead Role

Diego Luna will join Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed

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Rogue One, the first Star Wars standalone movie, has found another rebel fighter to join Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed. Diego Luna has been cast in a lead role for the 2016 film, Variety reports. The 35-year-old actor is best known for his roles in Y Tu Mamá También, Milk, and Elysium

Ben Mendelsohn has also been confirmed as the film's lead villain. 

Star Wars: Rogue One will follow a group of rebel fighters who steal plans for the Death Star in the events that precede Episode IV: A New Hope. "It’s about the fact that God’s not coming to save us… we have to do this ourselves,” director Gareth Edwards said at the Star Wars Celebration. “It comes down to a group of individuals that don’t have magic powers… that have to bring hope to the galaxy.”


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