Justin Theroux lands Star Wars eight role - report

Justin Theroux has reportedly landed a small but "pivotal" role in the new Star Wars movie.

Following on from 2015’s cinema smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and co will be back in a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The film, also dubbed Star Wars eight, hits screens in December (17), and website Making Star Wars is reporting The Leftovers actor Justin has joined the cast.

While not much is known about his part, the Star Wars news hub has learned he’ll be playing an “expert slicer” - Slicers are essentially the Star Wars term for hackers, who have been featured in various novels such as the recent Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy and will have a small but "pivotal moment" in the movie.

The website also has details on his costume, describing it as “Indiana Jones’ white tuxedo from Temple of Doom but weirder and with a Star Wars twist”. Justin's scenes will apparently take place on a mystery casino planet.

There is some speculation that Justin won’t get much screen time seeing as his rumored role is being revealed quite late in the day. And his name is also yet to be added to the cast list in IMDB, though Tom Hardy, who is also rumored to be starring in the forthcoming sci-fi adventure in 2016, has been added, with the star finally addressing reports in January (17).

"I don't know if I can even say that. Where did you hear that?" he said while promoting his recent TV series Taboo. "Ah, the internet is a glorious web of deceit and misinformation, isn't it?"

Take That frontman Gary Barlow also let slip this week (begMar27) that he's bagged a role in The Last Jedi.

"I'm not a stormtrooper but I am in it," he said on TV show Lorraine. "I think the Star Wars people are so strict about what information (is out there). So me saying that, I've probably just done myself out of a role."