According to a report by Deadline, Disney and Lucasfilm are close to casting Hail, Caesar! and Blue Jasmine actor Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars prequel film.
Inside sources claim that Ehrenreich has emerged as the front-runner for the role due to his impressive screen tests, which means he has edged ahead of Taron Egerton and Jack Raynor, two actors who are also on the shortlist for the part.
The Han Solo film is to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo behind such hits as The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street. The film is currently slated for a May 25, 2018 release.