Alden Ehrenreich Is the Young Han Solo!

Alden Ehrenreich

Following an exhaustive search with more than 2,500 auditions, directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord have cast Alden Ehrenreich as the young space smuggler in their upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Story film.

Ehrenreich, best known for his work in the likes of Beautiful Creatures, Blue Jasmine and Hail, Caesar! beat out Kingsman star Taron Egerton and Transformers 4‘s Jack Reynor along with many others.

The iconic role was originally played by Harrison Ford. Big shoes to fill.To quote Han Solo, Good luck, you’re gonna need it.

No plot details have been revealed, but word is the upcoming Disney’s stand-alone Star Wars spinoff will be set prior to Star Wars: A New Hope.

Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon wrote the script for the film due out May 25, 2018.