Deadline reports that Alden Ehrenreich ("Hail Caesar") is now the front-runner to star as a younger version of Harrison Ford's Han Solo in Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's upcoming Untitled Star Wars Anthology Film.
Ehrenreich was part of a list of contenders that included Taron Egerton ("Kingsman: The Secret Service," "Eddie the Eagle"), Jack O'Connell ("Starred Up"), Blake Jenner ("Everybody Wants Some!!") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction")--it seems that he is now apparently leading the pack after having an impressive test performance.
With production to begin later this year, a name is expected to be
Peter Mayhew is playing the legendary Wookiee Chewbacca in the Solo tale.
Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" "The Force Awakens") and his son Jon Kasdan wrote the script.
Kathleen Kennedy is producing and the film.
The film is scheduled for a May 25th 2018 release.