Han Solo spin-off may have found its star

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Alden Ehrenreich in “Hail, Caesar!”

Luke, we’re gonna have company!

According to several news stories that broke this morning, newcomer Alden Ehrenreich is leading the pack of actors tapped to audition for the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film.  The movie is supposed to reveal what our favorite space smuggler was up to before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV.

Ehrenreich, 26, was recently seen in the Coen Brothers’ film Hail, Caesar! and has made several TV appearances in Supernatural and CSI.  He is apparently a strong contender for role, up against the likes of Dave Franco, Ansel Elgort, and Miles Teller, to name a few.

To read more about the casting news, visit BBC.com, Gizmodo, or Deadline.