RUMOR: Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed Eyed for STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE

Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed are reportedly on the running for roles in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE!

Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn may soon be welcoming two more actors into the fray of STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed!

At Star Wars Celebration, director Gareth Edwards and producer Kathleen Kennedy finally gave fans the scoop behind the STAR WARS standalone spin-off ROGUE ONE– The story will take place just before STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE and focus on a group of non-Jedi rebels who fight back against the Empire, forming the early stages of the resistance.

Now, Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed are circling roles in the franchises first standable. Claflin is known best as Finnick Odair in THE HUNGER GAMES franchise, while Ahmed made a splash with his role in NIGHTCRAWLER.

According to The Wrap, Riz Ahmed is in talks and close to sealing the deal, while Sam Claflin is in the earlier stages on consideration.

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