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Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae joins Star Wars series ‘The Acolyte’
by. soobyn Park

On November 8th, Disney Plus announced the finalized cast for the Star Wars spinoff series The Acolyte. Lee Jung-Jae from Squid Game, Amandla Stenberg from The Hate U Give, Manny Jacinto from Nine Perfect Strangers, Dafne Keen from His Dark Materials and Jodie Turner-Smith from Queen & Slim, will all be in one package. In addition, Hollywood's top actors Rebecca Henderson from Inventing Anna, Charlie Barnett from Russian Doll, Dean-Charles Chapman from 1917 and Carrie-Anne Moss from The Matrix will be joining too.

Although there is no information released on who will play what roles, Lucasfilm has outlined that filming has already begun in England. A photo of Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-Jae and producer Leslye Headland on set was released.

The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller spinoff from Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, that will take viewers into the final days of the High Republic era. Dark secrets and powers of the galaxy are to be unveiled as a series of crimes are investigated.

The Acolyte does not have a premiere date as of yet, however it will be released exclusively on Disney Plus. 

Looks like actor Lee Jung-Jae is starting his full-fledged Hollywood walk after winning Best Actor Award as the first Korean and non-English speaking actor to win at the 74th Emmy Awards in September this year.

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