- Title: Emilia Clarke cast in Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off
- Date: 19th November 2016
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - APRIL 10, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ACTRESS EMILIA CLARKE SPEAKING TO PRESS CLARKE SPEAKING CLARKE BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - JUNE 21, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ACTRESS EMILIA CLARKE TALKING TO PRESS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - APRIL 9, 2016) (REUTERS) EMILIA CLARKE POSING FOR PHOTOS CLARKE WALKING RED CARPET BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - FEBRUARY 11, 2016) (REUTERS) "HAIL, CAESAR!" ACTOR, ALDEN EHRENREICH, GREETING FANS AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS WIDE OF BERLIN RED CARPET VARIOUS OF ACTOR ALDEN EHRENREICH POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ACTOR HARRISON FORD, WHO ORIGINATED THE ROLE OF "HAN SOLO" IN THE "STAR WARS" FILMS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DIRECTORS PHIL LORD AND CHRISTOPHER MILLER AT PREMIERE
- Embargoed: 4th December 2016 15:04
- Keywords: Emilia Clarke Star Wars Han Solo film movie
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / BERLIN, GERMANY / VARIOUS LOCATIONS
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / BERLIN, GERMANY / VARIOUS LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0025940765
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: 'Game of Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke has been cast in the Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off film according to the site Starwars.com.
The British actress, best known for portraying warrior-queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's 'Game of Thrones', will play an as-yet unrevealed role.
The film, slated for release in 2018, will be the second standalone "Star Wars" anthology film, following the release of "Rogue One" in December this year.
It will focus on the origin story of the character made famous in the "Star Wars" films by actor Harrison Ford, who reprised his role in 2015's "The Force Awakens."
Once a smuggler, Han Solo becomes the lovable ruffian of the Rebel Alliance, fighting against Darth Vader's oppressive Galactic Empire.
Filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, known for "Lego Movie," rebooting the "21 Jump Street" films and also Fox TV's hit new comedy series "The Last Man on Earth," are down to direct the movie.
Clarke will be starring alongside U.S. actor Alden Ehrenreich, who is due to star as the young Han Solo.
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