'Solo: A Star Wars Story' will be shown at Cannes

Michele Moreno
April 7, 2018

The film - starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role that made Harrison Ford a star - will be shown out of competition at Cannes, reportedly on 15 May.

The Cannes International Film Festival, to be held from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 19 May will unveil its selection on Thursday 12 April at 11am.

The stand-alone film traces the story of Han Solo who meets his future copilot and friend Chewbacca before the events in the original 1977 Star Wars.

He was been working in Hollywood as well with projects like SINGULARITY; LOVE YOU TO DEATH, THE DARJEELING LTD and HARE KRISHNA.

Solo opens in the United Kingdom on 24 May. However, Solo is not the first to join Cannes.

The Cannes Film Festival roster has historically generated buzz aplenty, and this year is no different. Mr. Ehrenreich plays Han Solo and Mr. Glover plays Lando Calrissian.

According to Variety, this decision reflects the outlook of artistic director Thierry Fremaux, whose new aim is to kick off proceedings with films that merge a critically acclaimed auteur with an attractive, glamorous cast.

Ron Howard has directed the film from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan.

Solo: A Star Wars Story makes the jump to light speed in a high-octane adventure that navigates the perils of a dark and unsafe criminal underworld, forges new friendships that will last a lifetime, and reveals untold secrets from the hidden past of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

Solo is the second spin off from the main Star Wars saga, following 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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