Meet The New (Young) Han Solo

3 things to know about Alden Ehrenreich

He's 26, he hot and he's the new  (young) Han Solo. Hollywood millennial Alden Ehrenreich has scored the coveted role to play the lead in the Star Wars spin-off. Rumoured to be called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, it revolves around Solo’s days before he linked up with the rebel alliance. The movie's scheduled for a 2018 release, but in the meantime, here's more about the man.

#1 His body of work so far is pretty impressive

If you think he looks familiar, you're right. His most recent movie was the Cohen brothers' Hail, Caesar! where he shared big screen time with George Clooney,  Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson. He was also in 2013's Beautiful Creatures and Blue Jasmine (as Cate Blanchett's character's step son).

#2 He was discovered by Stephen Spielberg

Ehrenreich was at a friend's bar mitsvah when the famous director noticed him in a short film screened there. This led to his appearances in TV's Supernatural and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

#3 He enjoys a fashion connection

He played the dashing lead in the Miss Dior Cherie TV ad directed by Sofia Coppola, alongside Natalie Portman.  Watch it now.


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