Star Wars Rogue One: Here’s who Forest Whitaker is playing

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 15:10 IST
Forest Whitaker in a still from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Details of actor Forest Whitaker’s character along with others in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been revealed.

In the Star Wars standalone movie, Whitaker plays Gerrera, reports The character first made an appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.

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He is a guerrilla soldier from the planet Onderon who became the self-appointed leader of a rebel unit fighting against Count Dooku’s forces in the animated film.

As for Whitaker’s Gerrera, he is more battle-hardened with the years, and maybe a little shell-shocked. He is a man who has tried to do the right thing by occasionally doing questionable things.

The story follows Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, who is about to experience her biggest challenge when Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

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With the aid of the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Erso will be in for something bigger than she thinks.

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Based on a screenplay written by Chris Weitz, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is slated to hit US theatres on December 16.

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