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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016): Mads Mikkelsen’s Character Revealed

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Mads Mikkelsen reveals role he will play in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Casino Royale and Hannibal star finally disclosed the identity of the character he is set to play in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off.

While much information surrounding Rogue One remains unknown, Mikkelsen’s comments give us a small look into what we can expect. According to the actor, he will be portraying the father of Jyn Erso, a female character who will be played by Felicity Jones, in the film. Mikkelsen described Jones’ role as a “young, strong woman,” and seemed to look forward to working with her:

Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Felicity Jones and Mads Mikklesen are joined in the cast by Diego Luna (Milk, Killing Them Softly), Ben Mendelsohn (BloodlineMississippi Grind), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Firefly) who plays a performance-capture character in the film, and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions).

John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who currently serves as chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, is executive producing the film along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight RisesFast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds).

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