Valene Kane Confirmed for Rogue One

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Valene Kane
Valene Kane

If you thought we know everything about casting for Rogue One already, then think again.  While talking with Belfast Live, actress Valene Kane talked about landing a role in Rogue One.  Apparently she will be playing the role of the lead character’s (Jyn Erso) mother.  Her name in the film is Lyra Erso, so that makes her Galen’s (Mads Mikkelsen) wife.

The actress had this to say about landing her role in the film:

I grew up watching Stars Wars and I didn’t believe it was happening until I was filming in Iceland. It has a really edgy independent vibe.

In reality, Kane is actually a few years younger than Felicity Jones, so I am assuming (and we know what happens when we do that), that she will be featured in flashback scenes and not in the present timeline of the film.  I guess we will have to wait until the film hits, before we can know for sure!

About Rogue One:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. 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. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.