Clooney opted to make a change to the script in order to accommodate Jones's baby bump.
'Rogue One' is one of the most acclaimed of the Disney era 'Star Wars' movies, but it almost went by some very different names.
The powerhouse acting duo were last on screen together in 'The Theory of Everything'.
Hard to fathom perhaps, given the pretty gloomy and unavoidable premise of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the movie almost had a much happier ending.
The British actress plays US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie 'On The Basis of Sex'.
Film lecturer and writer Becca Harris has done the numbers on the female representation in the franchise.
Mimi Leder directing from Daniel Stiepleman’s script, which was named to the 2014 Black List and detailed numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights
'Call Me by Your Name' helmer Luca Guadagnino is attached to direct the project from Kristina Lauren Anderson.
'Rogue One' star Felicity Jones and Lewis MacDougall star in this exclusive new deleted scene from JA Bayona's heart-wrenching coming of age tale 'A Monster Calls'. 'A Monster Calls' is available now on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD
The hype surrounding ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ may have died down since its December release, but this latest video will have you in stitches. Reviews for the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie helmed by Gareth Edwards were generally rather positive. Since its pre-Christmas cinema release, the film has totalled just over $1 billion.
It may have taken over 5 weeks but ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ has made a billion dollars. Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ spin-off has, as many pundits predicted, crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, having taken 39 days to do what ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breezed to in just 12 days. Clearly it’s unfair to compare the two. ‘The Force Awakens’ was the first film for the franchise since 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and marked an anticipated return that was not only directed by JJ Abrams, but featured classic stars like Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher.
Following last week’s news of a drop in the number of female directors working in Hollywood, it’s emerged that actresses seem to getting a seriously raw deal when it comes to dialogue. Despite high-profile leading roles for the likes of Margot Robbie in ‘Suicide Squad’, Ellen DeGeneres in ‘Finding Dory’ and Felicity Jones in ‘Rogue One’, the trend is still very much in favour of men getting the lion’s share of the lines. Data scientist Amber Thomas has published her findings on Medium.com’s FreeCodeCamp site, and they’re pretty damning.
It was visual effects ace John Knoll who first pitched the idea for the standalone Star Wars hit Rogue One to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. “I wanted a really strong, smart, and active female character as the lead of this movie,” Knoll, chief creative officer of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic effects house, told Yahoo Movies.
“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. This, from the opening crawl of ‘A New Hope’, served as the basis for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ some 40 years later, but already told us all we needed to know. ‘Rogue One’ was a story that didn’t need to be told, but it defied all expectations to prove it was a story worth telling. Director Gareth Edwards and the film’s four writers did this by making their story about the Rebellion’s journey from a directionless and friable collective to a cohesive and driven unit. ‘Rogue One’ is about the rebellion more than it is about any individual character.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Felicity Jones was, by far, the highest-paid cast member of the stand-alone 'Star Wars' film, coming off her best actress nomination for "The Theory of Everything"
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Felicity Jones has the option of a ‘Rogue One’ sequel written into her ‘Star Wars’ contract. “Jones has one sequel option in her contract, according to sources,” they reveal.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is just a few days away now an the first reactions have emerged after advanced screenings. Gareth Edwards’ movie marks the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off to play in cinemas, as well become the first if the existing seven released films not to have the famous opening crawl. With the buzz around Disney latest sci-fi epic at an all time high, it appears the hype was indeed justified as fans who’d been lucky enough to see it shared their thoughts on it.
Since Carrie Fisher appeared chained to a giant space gangster and forced to wear a suggestive brass bikini set, there’s been much debate over whether the move sits right with modern audiences. Asked whether the choice to put a female character in that position today would fly, she told the Press Association: “I don’t think so. Fisher has since been vocal on the matter too.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ may still a week-and-a-half away but it doesn’t mean some people haven’t seen it already – such as ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas, for example.
There’s just a few weeks until ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ hits cinemas but the specifics of the plot of still firmly under wraps.
After the enormous success of Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World’ in 2015, its inevitable sequel is about to begin filming. The news comes after speaking to its director J.A. Bayona who’s currently promoting his latest movie ‘A Monster Calls’ which stars ‘Rogue One’ protagonist Felicity Jones. “The ‘Jurassic World’ sequel is a more collaborative filmmaker experience, not only with Colin Trevorrow, but also with Steven [Spielberg] and with Frank Marshall.
Darth Vader appears in new ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ trailer. Another cool, new trailer for ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ has appeared online… and this time, it’s packed full of new shots. Featuring a glimpse of the Death Star in action as well as the iconic ‘Star Wars’ villain, Darth Vader, it looks as though this new trailer might give us our best look at ‘Rogue One’ yet.