According to Deadline, actor Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine, Hail Caesar!) has officially signed on to star as young Captain Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off from Walt Disney Pictures. Ehrenreich beat out a number of A-list names for the role, including Miles Teller, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, and Emory Cohen. As with all upcoming releases from Disney/Lucasfilm, no actual details have been released on the plot, and no news about supporting cast members is yet available. The script will be written by Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women, The First Time). Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) are expected to direct the feature. We’ll be bringing you further news as it emerges. If you can’t wait for a new space movie to see, check out the third installment in the new Star Trek series, Beyond, starring Chris Pine (Unstoppable, Into the Woods) and Zachary Quinto (Tallulah, Snowden). Enjoy the weekend!
Although the movie has not yet received a U.S. release date, Glassland is currently awaiting its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh and then a European release this September. Written and directed by Gerard Barrett, the film follows a young cab driver, John, who takes a job with the criminal underworld in order to save his mother from her addiction and hopefully reunite his broken family in the process. Jack Reynor and Will Poulter both star in the film, as well as Oscar-nominee Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine). Check out the trailer here on MADE. We’ll let you know when a U.S. release is announced.