Riz Ahmed is a three time British Independent Film Award nominee, which put him on Hollywood’s radar. And while folks in the British cinema scene already know his immense talent, for most folks stateside, it was his underrated turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in last year’s terrific “Nightcrawler” that was their first taste of his work. Well, if this pans out, soon the whole world will know his name.
The Wrap reports that the actor is in talks for a lead role “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.” Meanwhile, Sam Claflin is the frontrunner slot for a supporting gig. there are no details of who he might be playing in the Gareth Edwards directed movie about a rebel group who attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star.