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Hail, Caesar's Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars spin-off
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Hail, Caesar's Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars spin-off

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off. 

The movie, which is expected to be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, is currently in pre-production with 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller set to get the spin-off underway in the next few weeks. 

According to Deadline, no plot details about the spin-off, which is due to hit cinemas on May 25th in 2018, are currently available. 

The audition process to find the young Solo has been exhaustive with reportedly over 2,500 actos trying out for the role, among those who'd been seen by casting directors are Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, who made his name in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Harry Potter star Tom Felton, Godzilla's Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mr Robot's Rami Malek, The Fault In Our Stars' Ansel Elgort, Now You See Me's Dave Franco, Whiplash's Miles Teller and even Chandler Riggs, the 16-year-old star of The Walking Dead. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray, with the Blu-ray will be accompanied by a string of bonus features. 

As well as the six deleted scenes it had previously been revealed would be arriving with the Blu-Ray, the package will also include a documentary on the making of the movie titled "Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" as well as a recording of the movie's table read.

It will also include a string of 'making of' features including a focus on the making of BB-8 and the movie's new creatures, a look at the recording of John Williams' score and a feature on the changes made to reboot the Star Wars franchise. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over two billion dollars at the box office and is available to order on DVD and Blu-Ray on the right-hand side of the page. 

You can read our full review of the movie here. To check out all hmv's Star Wars products click here. 

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