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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will launch in the Middle East on the strength of closing out the upcoming Dubai Film Festival, which will also fete the actor Samuel L. Jackson and feature the international premiere of John Madden’s political thriller “Miss Sloane” as its opener.
The Dec. 7-14 festival, the world’s top Arabic cinema showcase, has a robust Hollywood component as well this year.
“Rogue One” will be screened in Dubai one day ahead of its Dec. 15 theatrical release in the UAE, marking the hotly anticipated film’s only festival outing. The Lucasfilm/Disney juggernaut goes out in U.S. theaters on Dec. 16.