Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the young Han Solo movie.

Lucasfilm announced Wednesday that the two-time Academy Award-nominee, 55, would play an unspecified role in the as-yet-untitled “Star Wars” stand-alone film, scheduled for release next year.

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“We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” the film’s directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, said in a statement. “His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at Ping-Pong,” they added jokingly.

Like “Rogue One,” this second stand-alone film in the franchise, the upcoming movie is set before the events of the original 1977 “Star Wars.”