According to a Variety exclusive, actor Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Star Wars: Rogue One. At this time Disney and Lucasfilm have no comment.
Whitaker would be joining stars Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn for the film. Director Gareth Edwards confirmed in April Jones’ role is a rebel soldier, and rumors suggest Luna and Ahmed will be Alliance fighters. It is unknown at this time what Whitaker’s role would be.