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You more than likely know by now that Alden Enhrenreich – most notable on screen thus far from his excellent turn in Hail, Caesar! – has been cast as the new Han Solo. He’s going to play the younger version of the character in Christopher Miller and Phil Lord’s upcoming Star Wars movie.
Over 2,500 actors ended up auditioning in some manner for the role of Han Solo, and yet as it turns out, Alden Ehrenreich had some heavyweight support in his corner.
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Steven Spielberg was the one who apparently first discovered Ehrenreich in a bar mitzvah video, and he reportedly offered his recommendation to Kathleen Kennedy. Kennedy, of course, is a long-time Spielberg collaborator, as well as the head of LucasFilm. »
If you’ve been living under a rock all day then you might have missed the news earlier, that the forthcoming Han Solo spin-off has found its new Han Solo: Alden Ehrenreich.
Whilst there are probably a small handful of you guys out there who may recognise the actor’s name as the scene-stealer and standout from the Coen Brothers’ brilliant Hail, Caesar! earlier this year, it wouldn’t surprise me if the name got a lot of people scratching their heads. Now, for those that fall under the latter umbrella, there’s no need to worry about just who our new Han Solo is because we’re going to answer that question.
The 26-year-old actor’s name had been in the running for the role for quite some time and a couple of months ago, it was reported that he seemed like the frontrunner from finalists Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor, »
- Awais Irfan
It’s now been over five years since Francis Ford Coppola has directed and released a feature film. Coppola’s last picture, Twixt, was an experimental horror movie of sorts, and his ambitious plans for that film never came to fruition, as it sat on the shelf before quietly getting released. Coppola had wanted to tour the states with Twixt, playing different […]
- Jack Giroux
Ahead of its UK premiere at Glasgow FrightFest this coming week, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming supernatural horror Anguish; take a look here…
Teenage Tess has been suffering from anxiety ever since her mother Jessica discovered her banging her head against the wall when she was a child. On a steady diet of medication ever since, it becomes clear her dissociative identity disorder condition might not be necessarily psychological when they move to a small house in Texas and Tess begins experiencing hallucinations suggesting she’s more susceptible to spirits of the deceased. Especially ghost girl Lucy killed in a tragic accident and still being grieved for by her tormented mother. Eerie, jittery and surprisingly moving, Anguish is the creepiest and most resonant American independent horror since It Follows, showcasing a breakout performance by Ryan Simpkins (Twixt, Surveillance, Hangman) playing the withdrawn Tess.
Written and directed by Sonny Mullhi, »
- Amie Cranswick
Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, alongside a selection of unmissable shorts, guest director Q & A’s, great give-aways and a sneak preview of Paul Hyett’s Heretiks, with the popular director in attendance.
The line-up starts at 9pm on Thurs 25 Feb with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival and is thrilled to be headlining this gala event the »
- Phil Wheat
5 items from 2016
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