Thandie Newton 'in talks to star in Han Solo film'

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the Han Solo movie - now filming - features a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and is said to 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. The cast of the said Han Solo movie is clearly expanding when it has just been reported that another actress is being offered a role.

Newton is not the only TV star in talks for a role in the spin-off movie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag is also in negotiations to play a motion capture character.

What do you think of the potential addition of Thandie Newton to the Star Wars universe?

Newton is now having a bit of a resurgence thanks for her work on HBO's Westworld, the edge sci-fi drama that earned her Golden Globe and SAG award nominations.

The Han Solo movie is scheduled to premiere in theaters on May 25th, 2018. The role has not been revealed yet for which the studios is pursuing her but there is a chance that Newton might say yes.

Newton starred in last year's HBO hit Westworld, portraying android Maeve Millay. In fact, she has been given several acting awards from various ceremonies.

Young Han Solo will be played by Alden Ehrenreich, and the rest of the cast is shaping up to be really good and full of widely known names.

Woody Harrelson and Games Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke are already attached to the project - the second in three planned spin-off films following 2016′s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


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