Felicity Jones to tread red carpet for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's leading star Felicity Jones will walk the red carpet at a very special premiere event for the launch of the new film in London tonight.

The Oscar-nominated British actress will be joined by her co-stars Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna and Donnie Yen at the premiere, which will act as a fan screening.

Also in attendance will be the film's director Gareth Edwards and producer Kathleen Kennedy.

Rogue One is a standalone story and forms part of the new Star Wars Anthology series.

The hotly-anticipated blockbuster sees Jones portray Rebel Alliance recruit Jyn Erso, who is asked to join a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the planet-destroying weapon of the evil Empire.

The movie takes place between Episode III and Episode IV, and is the first of three planned spin-off films based on the Star Wars universe.

It fills the gap between 2005 prequel movie Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith and 1977's Star Wars A New Hope.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in the UK on December 15.