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Woody Harrelson Is Officially Joining the Young Han Solo Movie and Bringing the Woody Harrelson Mentor Act to Space

Will his Star Wars name be weirder than Haymitch Abernathy? Photo: Vera Anderson/WireImage

After acting as a surrogate father figure to Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games films and Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen, Woody Harrelson is bringing his signature, vaguely stonerish advice schtick to a galaxy far, far away. After Variety reported that Harrelson is in talks to play Han Solo’s mentor in the upcoming stand-alone Han Solo movie, Disney has confirmed the news on the official Star Wars site. The spinoff film is set to star Hail, Caesar!’s Alden Ehrenreich as well as Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Emilia Clarke, Mother of Dragons, in an unspecified role. Anyway, just for Woody’s sake, does anyone know if pot exists in the Star Wars universe?

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Woody Harrelson Takes Han Solo Movie Mentor Role