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Woody Harrelson Being Eyed for a Key Role in 'Han Solo'

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Woody Harrelson has been no slouch in recent years, and has been a solid inclusion in pretty much everything he's been in. From Hunger Games to The Edge of Seventeen, he's become the go-to mentor for young heroes everywhere. Next up, it might just be somewhere in a galaxy far, far away that needs his services.

The spinoff film, being directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, has reportedly got its eyes on Harrelson to play Han Solo's mentor in the film. If he joins the cast, it would be alongside Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke. Variety reports the news, cautioning that it's still early and nothing is official just yet.

The report suggests that while the film has a young cast of stars, Disney wants an established actor to play this particular role. Whie you can see Harrelson in The Edge of Seventeen now, he'll next appear in War for the Planet of the Apes, as well as Wilson, The Glass Castle, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. So, he has a packed schedule.

Not much is known about the film, though there is word of a change to the film's release date. It looks likely that it will be pushed from May 25, 2018 to December 13, though no confirmation has come down the pipeline from Disney.

Source: Slashfilm

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