Actor Alden Ehrenreich has been cast to play Han Solo in the Star Wars spin-off set for a May 2018 release.
Disney and LucasFilm have been searching for a “young Harrison Ford” actor for the role for some time. Ehrenreich, who was said to have been discovered by Steven Spielberg, last appeared in “Hail, Ceasar!” with glowing reviews of his performance. He also appeared in “Beautiful Creatures” and “Stoker”.
The still untitled Han Solo adventure is set before “Star Wars: A New Hope” and will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Ehrenreich may also make a cameo appearance in “Rogue One”. Production is not expected to begin until January.