Confirmed: Solo to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival in May
Yesterday, reports surfaced that Solo: A Star Wars Story would screen at the Cannes Film Festival, and it’s now been confirmed by Lucasfilm. The company announced today that Solo: A Star Wars Story 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.
Director Ron Howard is expected to attend along with cast members Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
Solo: A Star Wars Story makes the jump to light speed in 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. Han Solo meets loyal co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian for the first time, bound by a desperate mission against impossible odds that will help shape the irresistible scoundrel audiences have come to love.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second film in the Star Wars story series, following 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.
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.