Young Han Solo revealed

2016-05-06 09:57

Los Angeles – The search for young Han Solo has finally come to an end.

According to The Hollywood Reporter newcomer Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to play the lead in a standalone spin-off.

More than 2 500 actors including Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco and Emory Cohen auditioned for the role. 

Alden will take on the role of the space smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford.  

The origin story will focus on Han's life before his appearance in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Deadline reports that the title of the film is expected to be Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Filming is set to begin in January 2017 and is scheduled for release in December 2018.

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