Bottom Star Ade Edmondson Cast In Star Wars: Episode 8

We didn't see that one coming

In a casting decision not even Yoda could have foreseen, Bottom star Adrian Edmondson has landed a part in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

That's according The Sun, anyway, who claim the 59-year-old impressed director Rian Johnson and executive producer JJ Abrams in a recent audition.

What the part actually is and whether Edmonson will be let loose with a light sabre – given how lethal he has proven with frying pans in the past – remains to be seen.

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Other, somewhat less surprising, additions to the Star Wars cast that have been announced recently include Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.