Star Wars: ‘Fleabag’ Star Eyed for Key Role in ‘Han Solo’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

Star Wars: 'Fleabag' Star Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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Following her critically acclaimed turn in the Amazon series “Fleabag,” actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in talks for a key role in the upcoming “Star WarsHan Solo spinoff starring Alden Ehrenreich.

The role would be a CGI-driven performance from Waller-Bridge but would still be a significant part of the ensemble, similarly to key Star Wars characters in the past like Chewbacca, C-3P0 and most recently, Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO in “Rogue One.”

Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke co-star star in the Disney-Lucasfilm film, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing.

The untitled Han Solo pic is set prior to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” like the other “Star Wars” standalone project, “Rogue One.”

Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur will produce with production slated to begin in January. The movie hits theaters on May 25, 2018.

The first “Star Wars Story,” “Rogue One,” has set the bar high. Along with overwhelmingly positive reviews, the film has already grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide since opening Dec. 16.

Cutting her teeth in British TV realm in shows like “Broadchurch” and “Drifters”, Waller-Bridge broke out on the scene with her series “Crashing.” She would follow that series up with her Amazon series “Fleabag”, which she created and stars in.

The show has already received critical acclaim earning Critics Choice nominations for series and Waller Bridge.

She is repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group aileen mcewan and pj shapiro .

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  1. Andy Davis says:

    oy…she’s so much better than THIS.

  2. Ivan says:

    Check out her work on ‘Crashing’ or ‘Fleabag’. She a brilliant performer.

    A very interesting choice as compared to the ‘starlet of the moment’ who usually gets casted in these roles.

  3. Ari Manuel says:

    Gosh, that is just so thrilling…Yawn !

  4. loco73 says:

    Glad to see that they are able to attract talented actors to the Star Wars projects…especially the standalone movies! That makes my anticipation as a fan that much more palpable and justified.

  5. Yo Ded says:

    Holylwood loves a good casting formula to run into the ground :)

  6. Yur Mum says:

    Stay tuned for obligatory Hispanic & Asian & LGBTQ “key role” selections to round out PC agenda.

  7. John Th says:

    Are you flippin kidding me?!? That’s four British brunettes in a row.

    Daisy Ridley (Force Awakens)
    Felicity Jones (Rogue One)
    Emilia Clark (Han Solo)
    Pheobe Waller-Bridge (Han Solo)

    Has everyone at Disney/Lucasfilm lost their minds? Hey Lucasfilm, I got a great idea, change it up a bit!!

    • Nico says:

      what about Kelly Marie Tran who’ll play in The Last Jedi with a lead role? i wouldn’t call her british brunette. Also Phoebe’s role will be a CGI character, she wont look like herself in the movie (just like Maz didn’t look like Lupita in The Force Awakens)…oh and what about Laura Dern in The Last Jedi too…not the british brunette type niether.

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