It was only the other day we heard that Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge might be joiningthe Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film, but now Variety is reporting yet another name for the film. Westworld‘s Thandie Newton is apparently in talks to join the ensemble cast.
Newton starred as the robotic host Maeve in Westworld. She became a central and fan-favourite character in the show as Maeve began a journey of self-discovery in order to escape the park. Newton was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and two SAG awards for her performance in the show’s first season. She’s scheduled to reprise her role later this year when Westworld‘s second season begins production. Right now, though, Newton will begin production of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan in March.
Starring Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in the leading role as the famous smuggler, the Han Solo film is directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord and also features Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke in an unrevealed role, and Woody Harrelson as Han Solo’s mentor.