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ACTOR Woody Harrelson will be heading to a galaxy far, far away for his next movie, playing a role in the second anthology Star Wars film focused on a young Han Solo. Lucasfilm said Wednesday in a statement that the 55-year-old Oscar-nominated actor will join Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the younger version of the smuggler and space pirate Han Solo. The cast will also include Donald Glover, as a young Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones, in an undisclosed role. "We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody," said Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of the film due out for release next year. "His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong." The Hunger Games actor told Mashable in a Facebook Live that he would be playing a "mentor to Han, but I'm also a bit of a criminal".
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Woody Harrelson is officially joining the cast of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film centered around a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) , and Mashable got a chance to talk to the Hunger Games star soon after the casting news broke on Wednesday. Details about Harrelson's Star Wars role are scarce, but the actor confirmed rumors that he'll be playing "a mentor to Han," telling Mashable that his character is "also a bit of a criminal." Much as Obi-Wan Kenobi schooled Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, perhaps Harrelson's character will tutor the young Han Solo in the finer points of being a smuggling scoundrel. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Star Wars , Han Solo , Woody Harrelson , and Entertainment
TIME - Top Stories
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The rumors are true: Woody Harrelson will be joining the Star Wars universe as an unspecified character in the upcoming young Han Solo film. Lucasfilm confirmed the casting this morning after trade reports broke the news that a deal was close last week. The films directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (best known for The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street films), released a statement Wednesday about Harrelsons involvement. We couldnt be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody, they said. His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong. Harrelson will join Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, who also has an unspecified role, as well as Atlanta star Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Alden Ehrenreich ( Hail, Caesar! ) has the lead part of the galactic smuggler, and he was recently photographed by a fan having lunch with Harrison Ford.
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Woody Harrelson is confirmed to join the young Han Solo Star Wars movie. The Hollywood Reporter noted on Jan. 3 that Harrelson was in talks to join the film as the young Solo's mentor figure, which sounds very similar to his role as Haymitch Abernathy in the Hunger Games franchise. SEE ALSO: Harrison Ford's 10 best movie roles ever We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in a statement . His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong. Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Woody Harrelson , Han Solo , Star Wars , and Movies
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STAR WARS spin-off Young Han Solo starts filming this year, and Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich have been snapped together in an amazing new picture.
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Woody Harrelson is in early talks to play a key role in Disney 's Han Solo movie, the next Star Wars stand-alone film that stars Alden Ehrenreich in the origin story of one of the franchise's most iconic characters. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the pic, which already has brought aboard Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke. Deadline has confirmed the Harrelson talks; Disney declined comment. The untitled Han Solo movie is the second in the...
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Rules Dont Apply, set mostly in late 1950s Los Angeles, is a fantasia, a fictional portrait of an eccentric genius in the later years of his life, with a jumbled love story folded in. That love story involves a young go-fer on the Hughes payroll, Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich, previously seen as the charming rope-twirling cowboy in Hail, Caesar! ), and Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins, of Mirror Mirror ), a beauty queen who dreams of being an actress. Marla has been brought to Los Angeles by Hughes, to join a stable of similar young lovelies that he keeps around for his own amusementif, that is, he even deigns to emerge from his lair and meet them. Marla and her cohorts are put up in fancy apartmentsMarla shares hers, for a time, with her upstanding Baptist mom, played by an amusingly virtuous Annette Beningand provided with acting lessons, the better to fuel their naive, girlish dreams.
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Warren Beattys first movie in 15 years, Rules Dont Apply , begins with a quote from its subject, Howard Hughes , whom Beatty plays: Never check an interesting fact. The film, out Nov. 23, spins a fictional yarn, and one which Beattywho had been chewing on the idea for decades and also wrote, directed and produced ithas repeatedly insisted is not a biopic of the eccentric aviator, entrepreneur and filmmaker. But for all the insistence that audiences accept it as a fantasy, Beattys depiction of an aging, outlandishly idiosyncratic Hughes all but begs a revisiting of the subjects behavior during his later yearswhich was often so strange it sounds fictional itself. Rules Dont Apply is less about Hughes than it is about two young people in his employ: a naive starlet named Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), newly arrived in Los Angeles following a chaste Baptist upbringing in Virginia, and Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), a driver with entrepreneurial aspirations and a similarly uncorrupted youth.
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FROM the mystical land of Westeros to a galaxy far, far away – British actress Emilia Clarke has been announced as the female lead in the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off. Clarke, 30, who plays flaxen-haired warrior queen Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who have already been announced as Han and Lando Calrissian on the project. "Clarke's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures," StarWars.com, the franchise's official website, said in a statement. Like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which comes out next month, the new, as yet untitled, spin-off will be set before the franchise's original 1977 film, Star Wars, which was later renamed Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Lucasfilm boss and Hollywood veteran Kathleen Kennedy is co-producing the standalone film, which is expected to begin filming in January, according to Variety magazine.
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Details about the Han Solo standalone movie are being guarded more closely than the Death Star plans. Variety caught up with the future young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, at the Rules Dont Apply premiere and grilled him about the Star Wars spin-off. The actor joked about how much Han Solo origin story he was allowed to discuss.... Read more »