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Star Wars Series The Acolyte Casts Squid Game Lead Lee Jung-jae

Lee Jung-jae, star of Netflix’s South Korean sensation Squid Game, has reportedly been cast in the Disney+ series, The Acolyte.

According to Deadline, the Emmy Award-nominated actor has been tipped for the male lead in the show, which is set in the High Republic era – a time when the Sith were erroneously believed to be extinct.

The only confirmed cast member so far is Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger GamesSleepy Hollow) and the show is being written and produced by Russian Doll showrunner Leslye Headland.

Earlier this week Jodie Turner-Smith, star of Queen & Slim, was said to be in talks to join the cast.

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