The new romantic dramedy Rules Don’t Apply marks the first film in 15 years from Warren Beatty, who wrote, directed, produced, and stars in the picture as eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Just as central to the film, however, are young leads Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins. Collins (Mortal Instruments) plays Marla Mabrey, a straight-edged singer-actress from rural Virginia who moves to Hollywood in the 1950s under the “employment” of Hughes, who was infamous for keeping a small army of beautiful actresses under contract for his production studio, RKO Pictures, even if he didn’t have any films for them.
While ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is the film on everyone’s mind as we see out 2016, one of Disney and Lucasfilm’s other spin-offs, the young Han Solo movie, has a lot of buzz around it. Its star Alden Ehrenreich, the actor chosen to play the cocky smuggler made famous by Harrison Ford, has spoken about the exciting addition of ‘Community’s’ Donald Glover and how Chewbacca will feature. Speaking to HeyUGuys, the ‘Hail, Caesar!’ star isn’t allowed to say a lot, but was excited about the prospect of Glover (who also goes by the Childish Gambino rapper alias) involved in the project.
Tune into the Yahoo Movies Facebook page Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT for a live chat with ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ stars Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich. Marla Mabrey is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day — or at least a crisis of confidence — where our exclusive clip from the new Old Hollywood romance Rules Don’t Apply (watch above) picks up. “I feel old,” says the character, played by 27-year-old Lily Collins.
‘Rogue One’ director Gareth Edwards has shot down speculation that Alden Ehrenreich will make his debut as Han Solo in the upcoming blockbuster. One of the many, many, many rumours regarding ‘Rogue One’ was that the recent reshoots for the film included a scene featuring Ehrenreich as the galaxy’s most famous smuggler.
The final panel at the Star Wars Celebration in London on Sunday was all about looking forward to the future of the saga beyond December’s standalone adventure Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm host Pablo Hidalgo cautioned the packed house that since the films are still so far out — and since they do their best to keep all Star Wars film as secret as possible — there would be a limited amount of specific details.
The young Han Solo will be played by Alden Ehrenreich, according to reports. The ‘Hail, Caesar!’ star is in 'final negotiations’ for the 'Star Wars’ spin-off movie, beating a huge field of other hopefuls. 2,500 other young actors were seen for the role, including British star Taron Edgerton, star of 'Kingsman’, Jack Raynor from 'Transformers: Edge of Extinction’, 'Divergent’s Ansel Elgort, and Emory Cohen who starred in 'Brooklyn’.
<strong>UPDATED, 7:22 PM:</strong> We don’t know if he’ll shoot first, but he has the job. Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in Disney’s stand-alone <em>Star Wars</em> movie, confirming what Deadline reported exclusively three weeks ago. Sources say the <em>Hail Caesar!</em> star is negotiating to seal the deal. The film will cover events in Han Solo’s life that took place prior to his appearance in 1977’s <em>Star Wars,</em> but no story details have been revealed. But before Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm…
Ever since it as announced that Disney had met with over 2,500 actors for the lead role in the upcoming ‘Young Han Solo Star Wars’ spin-off, we’ve been waiting patiently for those in charge to thin the herd. According to The Hollywood Reporter they’ve now done just that. In fact, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller now have as little as three, but probably more, actors to choose from for the part.