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Adria Arjona to star opposite Diego Luna in Star Wars: Rogue One spin-off series
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Adria Arjona to star opposite Diego Luna in Star Wars: Rogue One spin-off series

Pacific Rim: Uprising star Adria Arjona has been lined up to star alongside Diego Luna in Disney's upcoming Rogue One spin-off series based around Luna's character Cassian Andor, according to a new report by Deadline.

It's not clear which character Arjona is in the frame for and Disney have yet to comment, but she will join a growing cast that already includes Stellan Skarsgård, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly. Tony Gilroy, the screenwriter behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is handling the script for the pilot and is also attached to direct several episodes.

The as-yet-untitled series is has been described as a “spy thriller” centred around Luna's character from the film, set in a pre-Rogue One timeline that finds Andor working as an agent for the rebellion in the early days of its uprising against the Empire. Alan Tudyk is also set to return to reprise his role alongside Luna as robotic sidekick K-2SO.

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