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STAR WARS (2018): Michael K. Williams Cast In Han Solo Film

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Michael K. Williams Joins The Cast Of Han Solo Film

Emmy Award-nominated Bessie actor Michael K. Williams is set to play a major role in Disney‘s planned Han Solo movie.

Williams’ role in Bessie is far from the only performance for which he has received acclaim. Before he appeared in the HBO TV movie, the actor portrayed Omar Little and Chalky White in The Wire and Boardwalk Empire respectively. His performances in both shows won him critical acclaim and even saw him receive several NAACP Image Award nominations as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble of the latter program.

Not much is known about Williams’ Star Wars role, but it is said to be very significant to the movie’s plot. He joins a cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, and Alden Ehrenreich as a young version of Han Solo.


Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie21 Jump Street) are directing the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last Jedi) as Chewbacca.

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel, and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner, and Will Allegra.

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Reggie Peralta

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