Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich buries his charm under the war-movie clichés of The Yellow Birds

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Guileless charisma is the main weapon in Alden Ehrenreich’s holster. It’s why he was perfect as the blissfully ignorant singing cowboy of Hail, Caesar!, but also, perhaps, why he couldn’t quite disappear into Han Solo: There’s no hint of outlaw amorality—of anything other than boyish magnetism, really—behind his sly…

Han's got a good feeling about this in the newest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming out at the end of next month, with a Cannes premiere just before that, but so far we’ve only seen the one good trailer. That left us with a lot of mysteries about the project, like whether the behind-the-scenes issues will have a tangible impact, how much of the plot will…

New Solo: A Star Wars Story details reveal some of the other rogues’ backgrounds

Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) is hardly the only handsome rake in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as evinced by Lando Calrissian’s (Donald Glover) repeat suave-as-fuck appearances in the trailers. Because the spin-off is basically an origin story, it’s also full of shady characters, including rogues played by Woody Harrelson,…

Harrison Ford's Han Solo advice to Alden Ehrenreich surprisingly wasn't "get out while you can"

Harrison Ford likes to present himself as a bit of a curmudgeon, even when his underlying goodness shines through his gruff exterior, but apparently he had a very productive chat with Alden Ehrenreich last year to discuss the actor’s then-upcoming role as the young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. That’s according…

Jeremy Renner shoots and misses in a directorial debut from the writer of Sicario

Sundance isn’t going quite as smoothly as it usually does. That’s okay. The world isn’t going too smoothly right now either. Yesterday, on the first Saturday of the festival (usually a very well-attended day), the shuttle service everyone uses to get from venue to venue sputtered to a crawl. That’s okay, too, because…

Christian Bale was also in the running to play Han Solo’s mentor

Though Woody Harrelson appears to have been entrusted with teaching Alden Ehrenreich the ways of the rogue in the young Han Solo movie, Disney reportedly also considered Christian Bale for the part. The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, who also covered Harrelson’s casting, tweeted that Bale was the other “big name”…

Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply offers an odd tribute to the myth of Howard Hughes

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Warren Beatty, who hasn’t directed a movie since Bulworth or acted in one in 15 years, returns to film with Rules Don’t Apply, a 1950s-set sex comedy about hormones, premature ejaculation, religious belief, and the mythology of Howard Hughes that is as intriguing in its idiosyncrasy as it is flat-footed in execution.…

It’s Rumor Time: Disney might be working on an entire Han Solo trilogy

Thanks to what can only be described as a miracle of modern science, Disney may have found a way to triple the amount of Han Solo in our lives. That’s according to a hot new rumor, at least, which says that Disney and Lucasfilm are planning to change their one Han Solo Star Wars spin-off into three Han Solo spin-offs. …

Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes movie, Rules Don’t Apply, finally has a trailer

The talk surrounding Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes movie has gone on for years now. But at long last there’s finally a trailer for the thing, which is called Rules Don’t Apply. Though the title sounds like it belongs to a mid-2000s Jennifer Aniston rom-com, this movie is not that, nor is it The Aviator. Unless the…

Disney may have found its young Han Solo, let’s pretend other people still have a shot

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has apparently narrowed its search to find a young Han Solo down to three similar-looking dudes with brown hair. This comes after an exhaustive search for the perfect actor, with the studio reportedly meeting with or accepting taped auditions from over 2,500 people. None of…

Hollywood’s rich men lure Warren Beatty out of retirement to play rich man

Looks like it takes a whole pack of rich guys to make a movie about a billionaire, as Deadline reports that a bunch of them—Ron Burkle and Steve Bing, Terry Semel of Windsor Media, Arnon Milchan’s New Regency, and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment—will unite to finance Warren Beatty’s long-dormant $27.6 million…