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STAR WARS: Woody Harrelson In Running To Play Han Solo Mentor

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Woody Harrelson In Consideration For Role As Han Solo’s Mentor

The Hunger Games actor Woody Harrelson is reportedly in talks to play the guide of Han Solo in the planned Star Wars spin-off film.

If negotiations between Harrelson and Disney go through, he will act as the gunslinging mercenary’s mentor in the next entry in the franchise’s anthology series. Also attached to the project are Alden Ehrenreich, who will portray the young Han Solo, and Donald Glover, who will appear as Lando Calrissian. Set to direct the movie are Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team behind The Lego Movie:

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie hails written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.

Woody Harrelson is no stranger to science fiction sagas. He famously played another mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, in all four films in the the hit Hunger Games franchise. He can also be seen coming up in 20th Century Fox‘s War For the Planet of the Apes. Look for the Matt Reeves film to hit theaters July 14.

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