Thandie Newton Might Be a Match for the Young Han Solo Movie

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Maeve may have deboarded her train out of “Westworld,” but Thandie Newton apparently bought herself a first-class ticket, got off at the Disney-Lucasfilm lot, and immediately entered talks to appear in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming young Han Solo film. According to Variety, Newton is currently in negotiations for the as-yet unnamed role. The actress would be joining co-stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Atlanta’s Donald Glover, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, and potentially Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the stand-alone movie. Seeing as how it’s part of the Star Wars franchise, there’s a 50-50 chance Thandie will be a robot in the film. Only this time, she would know that right up top.

Thandie Newton in Talks to Join the Young Han Solo Movie