THR: How Harrelson Heard About Directorial Change

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This morning, The Hollywood Reporter posted two stories about Woody Harrelson, slated to appear in the upcoming Han Solo standalone film.

Woody Gets Candid

In the first piece, entitled: Woody Harrelson Gets Insanely Candid on Sex, Drugs, “Apes” and Those Han Solo Firings, he said (via Stephen Galloway) of the secrecy around the project:


Definitely [Star Wars] has more secrecy than anything ever. You get an e-reader; you don’t get a script. They give it to you, and you give it back after you read it. But I was like, “I’ve got to be with my family, I got to go home.” I’d been home in Maui one week since November. But I met with [directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller] one night, and we hung out and we went over to Matthew Freud’s and played pingpong and just had a great time. They were really good guys. I’ve been enjoying it [since then], especially because we just went to [shoot at] the Dolomites in Italy. [Co-star] Thandie Newton said, “It’s like being at camp ’cause you got everybody together,”…

How He Heard…

In the second story, entitled, ‘Star Wars’: How Woody Harrelson Learned About Han Solo Director Firings, Galloway writes:

Woody Harrelson first learned that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of his new untitled Star Wars film, had been fired when he got a call from producer Allison Shearmur… “Alli gave me the word,” he said…

THR also reported that Harrelson said his new director, Ron Howard is “a wonderful guy.”

So, what’s the bottom line? Take it from Woody. He said, “I think I read some stuff where people were worried about the fate of this movie. I wouldn’t worry. The Force is still very much with it.”

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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.

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