2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals"Star Wars: Rogue One" has found another rebel with a cause.

Variety reports that director Gareth Edwards has cast Diego Luna in a lead role alongside Felicity Jones for the upcoming "Star Wars" standalone film. Sources tell the publication that Luna will play a rebel fighter who teams up with Jones and others to steal the Death Star plans.

The report also says that Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline) will play the movie's main villain.

Luna first came to major notice in 2001's "Y Tu Mama Tambien," but in recent years has focused on producing and directing in his native Mexico.

"Rogue One" is set in the time between Episode III and Episode IV, though rumors say it'll be closer to the events of "A New Hope." That makes sense as those stolen plans get into the hands of Princess Leia, who inputs them into R2-D2. The droid and plans then make their way to Luke Skywalker.

The standalone film is scheduled for release Dec. 16, 2016.


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