According to Variety, breakout “Westworld” star Thandie Newton is in “early talks” to join the Han Solo Star Wars anthology film, which is set to follow the early days of the fan-favorite smuggler and Millennium Falcon co-pilot. Newton’s role in the film hasn’t been disclosed.
The addition of Newton to the cast follows the recent casting of British actor and playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who will play a “key CGI role,” similar to that of Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The cast also includes Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Woody Harrelson (“War for the Planet of the Apes”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), and of course, Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!”), who will portray the young Han Solo.
Production on the “Han Solo” movie, the first Star Wars anthology film to focus on a specific well-established character from the franchise, began in January, with Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearer serving as producers on the project.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the “Han Solo” Star Wars anthology film hits theaters Summer 2018.
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