Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct the film which is due out in 2018.
The actor will star opposite Alden Ehrenreich, who has already been cast as Han Solo.
Donald Glover will play the young Lando Calrissian
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Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han Solo.
The film will star Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, who was cast in the role back in May after a long testing process by studio Disney.
Zoe Kravitz is said to have tested for the female lead in the new Han Solo movie
More information on the future Star Wars movies.
It's starting to feel real now; we get the first glimpse of what to expect from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and the Han Solo film according to the creators during Star Wars Celebration Europe in London yesterday (July 17th 2016). Of course, details remain scarce as we have a long time to wait yet.
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is well on the way to cinemas, but it's 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and the upcoming as-yet-untitled stand-alone Han Solo film that everyone is most excited about. Filming for the former is well under way but the only information we have for Han Solo is who is playing him (Alden Ehrenreich) and who's directing it (Phil Lord and Chris Miller).
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Meet the new 'Star Wars' actor.
Alden Ehrenreich has been selected out of thousands of potential actors to play Han Solo in a forthcoming 'Star Wars' spin-off film featuring the character in his younger days. He'll be taking over from Harrison Ford, who made the role famous and reprised it just recenlty in JJ Abrams' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.
Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo
This isn't the sequel, however; merely a stand-alone addition to the franchise focusing on Han Solo before he became a part of the Rebel Alliance. Reports have suggested that the film will be called 'Han Solo: A Star Wars Story' and will be set somewhere between 'Episode III' and 'Episode IV'. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are set to direct with Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasden writing the screenplay, and filming is due to start in January 2017.
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Last month, Ehrenreich had been rumoured to be one of three favourites, alongside Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.
The 26 year old American actor, who recently appeared in the Coen brothers’ comedy Hail, Caesar!, was named last month as one of three main contenders to portray the character popularised by Harrison Ford since the original Star Wars movies, alongside Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor.
Alden Ehrenreich is rumoured to be the outright favourite to play the young Han Solo in new 'Star Wars' spin-off
Continue reading: Alden Ehrenreich Now Outright Favourite To Play Young Han Solo
The shortlist for the next Han Solo has reportedly narrowed, after a search involving more than 2,500 actors.
We could soon find out who will be playing the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie scheduled for release in 2018. After a search that is said to have included more 2,500 actors, The Hollywood Reporter writes that the list is now down to just three names: Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.
Other names who have been mentioned in connection with the role include, Whiplash and Divergent star Miles Teller, The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort, who also appears in the Divergent movies and Emory Cohen, who starred in Brooklyn.
But let’s take a closer look at the rumoured top three contenders...
An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.
It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.
As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.
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Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.
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The Oscar race was thrown into a spin last weekend by two guilds, professional groups that make movies and vote for the Academy Awards. First, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) gave its Best Picture award to Ben Affleck's Argo, a surprise because Affleck isn't even nominated for a directing Oscar. Then the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) named Argo for Best Ensemble, which is considered their Best Picture prize. Films only rarely win the Best Picture Oscar if their director isn't nominated. But Affleck is nominated for a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award on Saturday, which will no doubt further muddy the waters leading to Bafta night February 10th and the Oscars two weeks later.
Meanwhile, Oscar contenders dominate the box office, with Les Miserables, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty in the Top 10 both in America and Britain. In addition, Life of Pi and Lincoln are in the UK chart, while Silver Linings Playbook is holding firm in the US. These are the most money-making Best Picture nominees in years.
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