Woody Harrelson Officially Cast in Young Han Solo Film

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Woody Harrelson
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Confirming rumors a few days ago, it appears that Woody Harrelson has officially been cast in the upcoming Young Han Solo film.

Harrelson, known for wide-ranging roles in film and TV such as The Hunger Games, No Country For Old MenTrue DetectiveCheers, and Zombieland, will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the adventure. This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of films that live outside the Skywalker family saga, and is set during the early scoundrel days of the iconic characters, prior to A New Hope.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”

About the Han Solo Film:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. The movie hits theaters in 2018.