Movie News: Woody Harrelson Talks His 'Star Wars' Character Opposite Han Solo; Watch Charlie Hunnam in 'King Arthur' TV Spot

Movie News: Woody Harrelson Talks His 'Star Wars' Character Opposite Han Solo; Watch Charlie Hunnam in 'King Arthur' TV Spot

Jan 23, 2017

The Edge of Seventeen

Han Solo: Woody Harrelson (The Edge of Seventeen, above), recently confirmed to be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars movie that will revolve around Han Solo, was asked if he would be playing Garrish Shrike, a mentor to Solo who was first introduced in a Star Wars novel. Harrelson hesitated, asked for the question to be repeated, and hesitated again before replying: "Yes, I am." Later a Lucasfilm executive cast doubt on which question Harrelson was answering. [Variety via CinemaBlend]

 

American Pastoral

Zoe: Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral, above) will star in Zoe, replacing Charlie Hunnam, who just dropped out due to scheduling issues. The movie follows two researchers "who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships." Lea Seydoux is already set to star; Drake Doremus (Equals) will direct. [Deadline]

 

Ride Along 2

Shaft: Tim Story (Ride Along 2, above) will direct a new version of Shaft. Ernest Tidyman created the private detective for a novel and then cowrote the script for the first film version, starring Richard Roundtree. Samuel L. Jackson played the character's nephew in a 2000 version. Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow have written a new screenplay, reportedly revolving around the character's son. [Deadline]

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword TV Spot: A new TV spot for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword establishes the hero (Charlie Hunnam) as a very modern type of action figure. Jude Law, Annabelle Wallis and Eric Bana also star; Guy Ritchie directed. The movie opens on May 12. [Movieclips]

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