Actress Emilia Clarke, who shot to global stardom after her role as ‘Khaleesi’ in HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, has been roped in for a Star Wars movie. The announcement was made by Disney via the official site of Star wars. The Han Solo movie already has Alden Ehrenreich playing the title smuggler.
The details about Emilia’s role in the untitled stand-alone Star Wars film II has not been revealed yet. But the website said that her role would round out a dynamic cast of characters Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.
Earlier it was reported that makers are eyeing the likes of Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz and Naomi Scott as the female lead, but the role eventually fell on Emilia’s laps. The cast also has British actor Donald Glover who will play the role of Lando Calrissian.
The upcoming Han Solo movie will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon. Filming on the sci-fi movie is expected to begin early next year for a May 25, 2018 release in the US theaters.
Clarke is currently filming the seventh season of "Game of Thrones".
(With IANS Inputs)