Steven Spielberg Discovered Young Han Solo

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It’s no secret that Steven Speilberg has an eye for talent. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the director discovered Alden Ehrenreich, who recently landed the role of young Han Solo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg first discovered Ehrenreich when he was 14 in bat mitzvah video. Ehrenreich also notably broke out into feature film with Tetro and Twixt, both of which were directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Insiders claim that Spielberg and Coppola reached out to Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy to endorse Ehrenreich, who went through multiple tests for the role.

If you’re not familiar with Alden Ehrenreich’s work, be sure to check him out in Hail, Ceasar!

The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film is currently set to come out on May 25, 2018.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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