10 days before the film officially hits theaters, attendees of this year’s Cannes Film Festival will be the first to watch ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. The upcoming Star Wars flick is set to star Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.
Glover’s involvement in the project appears to be most anticipated as he takes on the role of Lando Calrissian. ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is set to premiere on May 25th.
According to Deadline, the film festival is still at work finalizing the roster of competing movies. Nonetheless, organizers have agreed to exhibit the new Ron Howard-directed Star Wars movie during a special screening on May 15. The opening-night movie inaugurating this year’s Cannes Film Festival will be the Asghar Farhadi thriller Everybody Knows starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. In any case, those fortunate enough to gain entry to this early, secretive screening will get to travel to a galaxy far, far away, a long, long time ago, 10 days earlier than the rest of us. May the Force be with them.