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Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge in talks for key role in Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off
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Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge in talks for key role in Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of acclaimed dark comedy Fleabag, has entered talks for a key role in the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo. 

According to Variety, Waller-Bridge is in line for a big role, but one that will CGI-driven, in the same manner as key Star Wars characters in the past like Chewbacca and C-3P0. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off, which is now in pre-production, Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, will take the role of young Lando Calrissian, while Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke also has a key role in the spin-off. 

The film, which is expected to be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, is currently in pre-production with 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It is due to hit cinemas on May 25th in 2018. 

This movie is the second Star Wars spin-off following the release of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, which is in cinemas now. 

You can pre-order Rogue One - A Star Wars Story in hmv's online store by clicking here and read our full review here. 

To check out Fleabag, which saw Waller-Bridge write and star as the title character, a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London, click on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 

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