‘Solo’ to premiere at Cannes
Han Solo is setting course for Cannes.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be unveiled at this year's Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The screening will take place May 15, some 10 days before the Lucasfilm project's official opening on May 25.
“Solo” stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, as well as Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson. Ron Howard, who stepped in following the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller last June, directed the film.
“Star Wars” has had a presence at Cannes in the past. Both 2002's “Attack of the Clones” and 2005's “Revenge of the Sith” played out of competition at the festival. The previous three Star Wars films —“The Force Awakens”, “Rogue One” and “The Last Jedi” — have had their world premieres in Los Angeles. Howard brought his “Da Vinci Code” to the fest in 2006.
Cannes is set to run May 8-May 19.