Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson is currently in talks to join the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo movie, according to a recently published report. Variety has heard from sources that the Hunger Gamesactor is in “early talks” to play a character who would act as a mentor to Han Solo in the currently untitled film.
This would be a sort of familiar territory for Harrelson, as his Hunger Games character, Haymitch, is a mentor of sorts to Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss.
There is no word yet on the name of the character Harrelson would play in the Han Solo movie, nor are any details available regarding other actors that might be in talks for the role. Disney has yet to comment.
The Han Solo movie is due out in 2018. Directed by The Lego Movieand 21 Jump Street‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the film stars Alden Ehrenreic as Han Solo. Donald Glover is set to play Lando Calrissian, while Emilia Clarke has also been confirmed to have a role in the film.
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