Following her much acclaimed turn in the first season of “Westworld,” actress Thandie Newton is in talks to join the cast of the young Han Solo spin-off feature which will serve as the second ‘A Star Wars Story’.
Alden Ehrenreich is starring in the movie which began shooting last week with Phil Lord and Chris Miller helming. Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also star..
Details of Newton’s character are being kept under wraps. She is currently shooting Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan”.
The casting comes as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has screened a rough cut for studio chief, fan theories about Benicio del Toro’s role in that film are all over Reddit, and even Judi Dench is grilling Daisy Ridley (via Josh Gad) for answers.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in December, the “Han Solo” film is due for release May 25th 2018.
Source: Heat Vision