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Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae signs on for male lead role in The Acolyte

New role: Just days after Jodie Turner-Smith signed on for a major role in Disney Plus' Star Wars series The Acolyte, the male lead has been found in Lee Jung-jae

Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae signs on for male lead in Disney Plus’ Star Wars series The Acolyte with Amandla Stenberg and Jodie Turner-Smith

Just days after Jodie Turner-Smith signed on for a major role in Disney Plus’ Star Wars series The Acolyte, the male lead was found in Lee Jung-jae.

The 49-year-old Squid Game star, who is up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards this weekend, landed his first major studio role, the male lead in new series Star Wars, via Deadline.

Details on his role have not been released, although he will join Turner-Smith and Amandla Stenberg in the highly anticipated series.

New role: Just days after Jodie Turner-Smith signed on for a major role in Disney Plus' Star Wars series The Acolyte, the male lead has been found in Lee Jung-jae

New role: Just days after Jodie Turner-Smith signed on for a major role in Disney Plus’ Star Wars series The Acolyte, the male lead has been found in Lee Jung-jae

The show was first announced in April 2020, when Headland came on board to direct the show.

It has been described as “a female-centric series that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than the other projects”.

Disney officially announced the project in December 2020, describing The Acolyte as “a mysterious thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”

New show: The show was first announced in April 2020, when Headland came on board to lead the show

New show: The show was first announced in April 2020, when Headland came on board to lead the show

The High Republic era in Star Wars lore takes place approximately 200 years before the Skywalker era in the original Star Wars movies.

The High Republic era was largely a time of peace, where the Jedi Order thrived and believed the Sith had been extinct for centuries.

The title Acolyte most likely refers to the Acolyte Program, a government program designed to find Force-sensitive youth to become Sith Acolytes for the Galactic Empire, training under the direction of a Sith Lord.

High Republic: The High Republic Era in Star Wars lore takes place approximately 200 years before the Skywalker era in the original Star Wars movies

High Republic: The High Republic Era in Star Wars lore takes place approximately 200 years before the Skywalker era in the original Star Wars movies

Production on The Acolyte is set to begin in London in late autumn, although it’s unclear when they plan to release it.

Headland will create the series and serve as executive producer, although no further details were given to the creative team.

Headland is also well known as a director, with both feature films (Bachelorette, Sleeping With Other People) and television (Russian Doll, Single Drunk Female) to her credit.

First: Lee could be the first Asian actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Seong Gi-hun in Netflix's global sensation Squid Game

First: Lee could be the first Asian actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Seong Gi-hun in Netflix’s global sensation Squid Game

Lee may be the first Asian actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Seong Gi-hun in Netflix’s global sensation Squid Game.

He will face Jason Bateman (Ozark), Brian Cox (Succession), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Adam Scott (Severance) and Jeremy Strong (Succession).

The multi-talented actor also stars in and directs Hunt, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Nominated: He will face Jason Bateman (Ozark), Brian Cox (Succession), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Adam Scott (Severance) and Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Nominated: He will face Jason Bateman (Ozark), Brian Cox (Succession), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Adam Scott (Severance) and Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Multi-talented: The multi-talented actor also stars in and directs Hunt, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May

Multi-talented: The multi-talented actor also stars in and directs Hunt, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May

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