Disney just announced that noted film and television actor Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the upcoming ‘Han Solo: A Star Wars Story’ movie set to debut in theaters next year.
Harrelson is know for huge roles in both film and TV such as ‘The Hunger Games’ and HBO’s ‘True Dectective’. He will be joining other actors such as Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke for this next Star Wars adventure.
This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of films that live outside the Skywalker family saga, and is set during the early scoundrel days of the iconic characters, prior to A New Hope.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong.”
The as-yet-untitled movie, which is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, is scheduled for release in 2018.