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‘Squid Game’ star Lee cast for Disney+ original

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Seoul: Netflix hit series “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae will star in “The Acolyte,” an upcoming Star Wars series to be streamed on Disney +, according to production company Lucasfilm.

“The Acolyte” is a mystery thriller written and directed by Leslye Headland for Disney+ and has begun production in Britain, Lucasfilm said in a release posted on its website Monday.

Among other main cast members are Amandla Stenberg of “The Hate U Give,” Manny Jacinto of “Nine Perfect Strangers,” and Dafne Keen of “His Dark Materials”, yonhap news agency reported.

The show will focus on the emergence of dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic Era, Lucasfilm said, without releasing its release schedule.

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