Sam Claflin and Riz Ahmed are being eyed to join the cast of Gareth Edwards’ upcoming spin-off STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE. They are in talks to join Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn in the film that has been said to follow a heist of the Death Star. The film will be the second Star Wars entry released by Disney, after J.J. Abram’s Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which is set to be released in December.
Claflin is known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and has appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. He is set to return in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
Ahmed starred alongside of Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2014 thriller Nightcrawler, and is set to star in the upcoming crime drama City Of Tiny Lights.
Claflin and Ahmed are repped by CAA.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer