We saw the shortlist and we were neutral about the actors cast, except one, Alden Ehrenreich. The shining star that played a Hollywood star in the Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! was the best part of solid film, but showed his charisma and talent was not to be undermined. He has also appeared in the Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine and was the lead in Beautiful Creatures.
Lord and Miller, the minds behind films like The LEGO Movie, 21 & 22 Jump Street, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. They were originally going to direct DC’s The Flash film, but took the route most would go and direct the Star Wars spin-off instead. This alone was a huge turn for the better for the spin-off films at LucasFilm and Disney due to their success as directors and vivaciously funny and charming films.
Ehrenreich beat out notable names like; Miles Teller, Taron Egerton, and Ansel Egort to name a few and will likely make it official sooner than later says sources for New York Post PageSix.
The film is expected to make it’s 2018 release date with Rogue One next, followed by Episode VIII.