Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) "Hail, Caesar!" star Alden Ehrenreich has been roped in to star in the upcoming untitled "Star Wars" standalone movie revolving around Han Solo.
According to sources, Ehrenreich, who was the frontrunner to land the role, has now been confirmed to play the rebel smuggler, which is originally portrayed by Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" franchise, reports variety.com.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller will direct the film.
While the plot details have not been revealed yet, the film is expected to be set prior to "Star Wars: A New Hope", like the other standalone film "Rogue One".
The film is expected to begin production in January 2017. It is set to release on May 25, 2018.