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Thandie Newton in talks for Han Solo spin-off movie

Thandie Newton in Run, Fat Boy, Run

Story by Jack Foley

THANDIE Newton is in talks to join the cast of the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, details of Newton’s character remain under wraps (much like the film’s title) but she looks set to join a cast led by Alden Ehrenreich (as the young Solo), under the direction of Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson are also among the ensemble cast.

Newton is currently enjoying a career rennaissance, thanks to her work on HBO’s Westworld, which has earned her Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.

She is also currently shooting The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, the new drama from French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan.

Shooting has already commenced on the Han Solo spin-off, with the first scene reportedly involving a Greedo shoot-out.

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