Jimmy Kimmel Books ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie’ Cast & Director For December 9

Lisa de Moraes

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live has booked a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cast show for Friday, December 9. Stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen all are scheduled to show up; ditto the film’s director, Gareth Edwards.

Jimmy Kimmel last year dedicated a late-November episode to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring the cast and helmer J.J. Abrams.

Should be a big night for Kimmel’s late-night show; both Fandango and Movietickets.com had their biggest first day of sales in 2016 with Disney’s Rogue One on Monday. Imax has reported that Rogue One is its second-highest day of presales. Disney’s first stand-alone Star Wars spinoff hits theaters December 16. Tracking has Rogue One opening between $100M-$140M stateside, which would make it the second-best December debut after Force Awakens. ABC is owned by Disney.

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