'Star Wars': Donald Glover to play young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo movie

May the force be with you, Donald Glover. The "Atlanta" star has landed the role of Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo stand alone starring Alden Ehrenreich.

The pic will be set prior to "Star Wars: A New Hope," like the other upcoming standalone project, "Rogue One."

Production on the untitled Han Solo film is expected to begin in January.

Played originally by Billy Dee Williams in "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the character is a fan favorite in the "Star Wars" universe and it was unknown, until recently, if he would be making an appearance in any of these standalone movies.

The Han Solo prequel will hit theaters May 25, 2018.

The latest movie in the blockbuster franchise, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," opened in December and has hauled more than $2 billion worldwide.

Glover currently stars in FX's "Atlanta."

Glover is repped by WME.

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