The actor is being eyed to join Alden Ehrenreich in the spin-off movie set before Star Wars, from Lego Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord

Woody Harrelson is in talks to join the Han Solo spinoff movie.

According to Variety, the actor is being eyed to play a mentor role in the as-yet-untitled prequel, set before Star Wars: A New Hope. He would join Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich, already cast in the lead role.

Other confirmed cast members include Donald Glover, who will play a young Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke as Solos love interest. The plot will focus on the early years of the notorious space smugglers and how they became scoundrels on the rise.

It would mark another franchise role for Harrelson, who has played a similar role in The Hunger Games series and recently starred in his second Now You See Me film. Hes also coming off the back of an acclaimed supporting role in The Edge of Seventeen and festival buzz for LBJ.

Last year saw the release of the first Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which has already made over $800m at the global box office in less than a month. This year sees the launch of Star Wars Episode VIII, which will follow on from the events of The Force Awakens.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/03/woody-harrelson-han-solo-prequel-star-wars

Woody Harrelson in talks to play Han Solo’s mentor in Star Wars prequel
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