Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (film) A standalone film in the Star Wars saga. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Released on December 16, 2016, also in 3D and 3D IMAX, after a December 14 release in France, Sweden, and other countries. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Stars Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso), Ben Mendelsohn (Director Orson Krennic), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Diego Luna (Capt. Cassian Andor), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Jiang Wen (Baze Malbus), Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma). 134 min. Filmed in widescreen format at Pinewood Studios in England.