Cast of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ invades Cannes Film Festival

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Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, the newest adventure taking place in the Star Wars galaxy, held its red carpet event at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival as part of the Official Selection and Out of Competition.

Director Ron Howard attended the premiere along with cast members Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany. Making the proceedings truly memorable was the appearance of the Chewbacca who also walked the red carpet.

Prior to the red carpet, the cast and filmmakers also participated in a daytime photo call for the media covering the festival.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15: (L-R) Producer Simon Emanuel, actor Joonas Suotamo, actress Thandie Newton, actor Woody Harrelson, director Ron Howard, actress Emilia Clarke, actor Alden Ehrenreich, actor Donald Glover and Chewbacca attend the European Premiere of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Disney) 

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the second film in the Star Wars story series, following the global hit “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opened in December 2016.

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 Philippine cinemas on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #HanSolo and #StarWarsPH.

About Solo: A Star Wars Story

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a seres of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.

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