Cannes Film Festival will screen “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. It was announced today by Lucasfilm that “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the newest Star Wars galaxy adventure, has been selected to screen at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in Official Selection and Out of Competition during the film festival’s run, May 8-19, 2018.
Ron Howard, who directed the film, is said to be attending. It is said he will be joined by cast members Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a high-octane adventure that navigates the perils of a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, forges new friendships that will last a lifetime, and reveals untold secrets from the hidden past of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. In this film we will see Han Solo meet his loyal co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian for the first time. Thanks to a desperate mission set against impossible odds, audiences will see what helped shape the irresistible scoundrel they have come to love!
This is the second film in the Star Wars story series It follows “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opened in December 2016, and has garnered worldwide box office receipts of over $1 billion dollars.
The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.
Make sure you check out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” when it opens in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018!
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