Woody Harrelson cast in Han Solo film

Woody Harrelson has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Star Wars stand-alone Han Solo film.

The Hunger Games star had been tipped for a part in the as-yet-untitled movie, and the rumours have been confirmed with a post on the Star Wars Instagram account.

A picture of Woody was posted with the words: “Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the upcoming untitled Han Solo film.”

Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the upcoming untitled Han Solo film. [Link in bio] #StarWars

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It was previously reported that Woody is to play the young pilot’s mentor.

Alden Ehrenreich has already been cast as the title character in the movie, which is a prequel set before the events depicted in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi.

Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke will play his love interest, while US actor Donald Glover will portray a young Lando Calrissian.

Alden Ehrenreich (Jordan Strauss/AP)

The film is due to arrive in cinemas in 2018.

 

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