Alden Ehrenreich is taking over from Harrison Ford in the main role, with Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emilia Clarke also set to star. Harrelson will be Solo’s mentor, while Glover will be a young Lando Calrissian. However, it’s not known who the women will play.
The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct the movie, which is due out May 2018.
Newton, who’s previously been seen is the likes of Crash, 2012, Mission: Impossible II, and The Pursuit Of Happyness, is just coming off her acclaimed role as a robot in Westworld. The HBO show earned her a Golden Globe nomination.