Woody Harrelson cast in Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film

Woody Harrelson in The Edge of Seventeen
Harrelson was seen playing a teacher in last year’s The Edge of Seventeen

Woody Harrelson has been officially cast in the currently untitled Star Wars spin-off about the young Han Solo.

The film’s co-directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, said they “couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range”.

Donald Glover, who won a Golden Globe on Sunday for his US TV show Atlanta, will play the young Lando Calrissian opposite Alden Ehrenreich’s Han.

Emilia Clarke will also appear in the film, scheduled for release in 2018.

The British actress is best known for…