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Harrison Ford to auction off Han Solo’s jacket for charity

The actor is selling the piece of 'Star Wars' memorabilia to raise money for an epilepsy charity

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Harrison Ford is auctioning off the jacket he wore to play Han Solo in the latest Star Wars movie for charity.

The actor is selling the jacket, which was part of Solo’s trademark outfit in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to raise money towards finding a cure for epilepsy.

In the latest film in the saga, General Leia teases Solo after being reunited with him by commenting, “Same jacket”. Solo, feigning offence, replies: “No, new jacket”.

Earlier this month, Ford revealed that his 25-year-old daughter, Georgia, has suffered from epilepsy since childhood. The actor told Today that his daughter had seizures for years and was misdiagnosed and prescribed migraine medicine before finally receiving a proper diagnoses in her teenage years.

The profits from the auction will go to NYU Langone, where his daughter has been treated. Bidding stars at $18,000.

Earlier this month, Disney announced plans for a fifth Indiana Jones movie, with Steven Spielberg to direct and Harrison Ford to star once again.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” Disney chairman Alan Horn told Hollywood Reporter. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

The film has a planned release date of July 19, 2019.

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