StarWarsJimmy Kim­mel spinoff chan­nel­sto host Os­cars new force

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE - By AGENCEFRANCEPRESSE By REUTERSin Los An­ge­les in San Fran­cisco

Late night tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter

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Se­crecy has been tight around plot de­tails, but Rogue One will fol­low a group of rebels led by Jyn Erso (Felic­ity Jones) who em­bark on a mis­sion to steal the plans for the Galac­tic Em­pire’s new su­per weapon, re­lat­abletheDeath Star.per­sona, wry hu­morandloveNo­ton­ly­isa of­fe­maleal­lkind­schar­ac­terof film­char­ac­ter­make­front hi­mand cen­ter­anat­u­ralofth­e­fit forac­tion,theOs­cars­but­thestage.”film has one of Acade­mythe­most pres­i­dent­di­ver­se­cast­sCh­ery­lyet Boone­fora­big-Isaacs­bud­get­saysHol­ly­wood­sheis thrilled­movie, toin­clud­ing­havea hostMex­ico’swho “Diego­knowsLu­nawho andhe isChi­nese—he knows­ac­tors Jiangth­eau­di­ence”,We­nand whileDon­nie CEODon­nieYen. Dawn Hud­son de­scribesEd­ward­sKim­mel­saysth­eas­di­ver­sity“ra­zor sharp,camedi­rect­ly­fun­nyand­fro­munpre­dictable”.

the plot. “In our story, the re­bel­lion is frac­turedABC,whichand­paysit’sthe­be­foreA­cade­myA NewHo­pea re­ported...There’s$75mil­lion­allthe­sea yearother­togroups­broad­cast­fromtheal­lOs­cars,over struck­the­galaxyanewthat­dealare in­notAu­gus­tre­ally giv­ingget­tingex­ec­u­tivesa­lon­gand­more­func­tion­ing cre­ative prop­erly.in­put.

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Jimmy Kim­mel, tele­vi­sion host.

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