Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Report: Insight Into Tony Gilroy's Role on 'Rogue One'

By: Dominic Jones

When rumors began circulating about extensive reshoots taking place on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, reports also began to surface about the involvement of Tony Gilroy in the process.  Gilroy was, reportedly, brought in to supervise the reshoots and write new material for new for the film.  Now, The Hollywood Reporter has some new details on what Gilroy's role on the film was.

According to THR,
Gilroy, writer of several Bourne movies and director of best picture Oscar nominee Michael Clayton, first was brought in to help write dialogue and scenes for Rogue’s reshoots and was being paid $200,000 a week, according to several sources. That figure is fairly normal for a top-tier writer on a big-budget studio film. But as the workload (and the reshoots) expanded, so did Gilroy's time and paycheck.

Gilroy started on Rogue One in June, and by August, he was taking a leading role with Edwards in postproduction, which lasted well into the fall. The reshoots are said to have tackled several issues in the film, including the ending.

That sounds like a pretty sweet deal for Gilroy.  It will be interesting to see what his influence was on the final film.  It would also be fascinating to learn the true story of what went down behind the scenes that led to Gilroy's involvement.  But that's a story we probably won't hear for many years, if ever.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th.

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