... on 'ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY' (2016):
This film is set before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and five years after Star Wars Rebels (2014).
Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Kate Mara auditioned for the female lead role of Jyn Erso, which went to Felicity Jones.
The idea for this film came from ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. He received a story credit and served as an executive producer of the film.
This will be the 3rd film in the franchise to be shot digitally, and the first one since Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Michael Giacchino will compose the music for this film. He has composed all the films directed by J.J. Abrams except Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was composed by John Williams. Now Michael will get to compose a Star Wars film.
Joel Edgerton, Dominic West, Mark Strong, Taylor Kitsch, Joel Kinnaman, Sam Worthington, Charlie Hunnam, and Gerard Butler were rumored for roles in this film.
This is the first Star Wars film to be written by Tony Gilroy.
Shipped to theaters under the name "The Alamo".
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