Ade Edmondson rope in for ‘secret’ Star Wars Episode VIII role

, 4:03 PM IST

London : As one of the most unexpected casting of the day, reports said actor and comedian Ade Edmondson has secured a role in ‘ Star Wars Episode VIII.’

The star of Nineties sitcom Bottom will appear in a ‘top secret; role, reports the Independent.

According to a source, Ade is one of the most-loved comedy stars in the UK, but even he would admit Star Wars is a surprise move for him.

Despite Rian Johnson being the one on directing duties for the sequel, the source went on to claim that Episode VII: The Force Awakens filmmaker JJ Abrams was a driving force behind the casting decision. (ANI)