Woody Harrelson Eyed to Play Han Solo’s Mentor in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff (Exclusive)

January 4, 2017

After playing a mentor to Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise, Woody Harrelson might help guide another iconic character’s journey.

Sources tell Variety that, while talks are still in the early stages, Harrelson is the top choice to play Han Solo’s mentor in the upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff starring Alden Ehrenreich.

Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke also star, with Phil Lord and Chris Millerdirecting. Disney had no comment.

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