Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
In a press release sent by Disney, Lucasfilm announced today that Solo: A Star Wars Story, the newest adventure taking place in the Star Wars galaxy, 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.
Star Wars has had a presence at the festival in the past. Both 2002’s Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Revenge of the Sith played out of competition at the festival. The previous three Star Wars films — 2015’s The Force Awakens, 2016’s Rogue One and 2017’s The Last Jedi — have had their world premieres in Los Angeles.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second film in the Star Wars anthology 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.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theatres on May 25, 2018.