SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, the newest adventure taking place in the Star Wars™ galaxy, will be screened at the forthcoming Cannes Festival in Official Selection and Out of Competition on May 8 to 19, 2018. This will be an opportunity for all the Festival goers to discover the action-packed early adventures of young Han Solo, the charming rogue and starpilot introduced to audiences in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The new film makes the jump to lightspeed in a high-octane adventure that navigates the perils of a dark and dangerous 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. Han Solo meets loyal co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian for the first time, bound by a desperate mission against impossible odds that will help shape the irresistible scoundrel audiences have come to love.
Ron Howard – winner of 2002 Oscars for Best Film and Best Director with A Beautiful Mind, Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s Willow, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development and starred in George Lucas’ coming-of-age classic, American Graffiti.
A High Flying Team Are Expected On The Red Carpet
Ron Howard directed the film, and the cast includes Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!, Tetro, Blue Jasmine) playing Han Solo, Woody Harrelson (Hunger Games Franchise, Now You See Me, The People vs Larry Flint) as Beckett, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Terminator Genysis, Me Before You) as Qi’ra, Donald Glover (Spider Man: Homecoming, Alone on Mars, Community, Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton (Westworld, 2012, The Pursuit of Happiness) as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Broadchurch, The Iron Lady) as L3-37, Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Chewbacca and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War) as Dryden Vos.
The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.
The Festival de Cannes runs from Tuesday May 8th to Saturday 19th of May, 2018.