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Han Solo Movie: Clint Howard to Appear in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Han Solo Movie: Clint Howard to Appear in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
Ron Howard has cast his younger brother, Clint Howard, in an unspecified role in the upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff.

The director disclosed the casting on Twitter in response to a straightforward request from a fan: “Please tell me you have a role for Clint.” “You won’t be disappointed,” the filmmaker responded on Wednesday.

Please tell me you have a role for Clint.

— Andylove (@Andylov123) August 2, 2017

You won't be disappointed

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

Clint Howard starred in many of his brother’s early films, including his first directing gig — 1976’s “Eat My Dust!” — followed by “Night Shift,” “Cocoon,” “Splash,” “Parenthood,” “Far and Away,” and “The Paper.” He portrayed Nasa engineer Seymour Liebergot in “Apollo 13” in 1996, as Whobris in 2000’s “The Grinch,” a referee in 2005’s “Cinderella Man” and in 2008’s “Frost/Nixon.”

Clint Howard has an extensive resume with roles in all three Austin Powers movies, “Cinderella Man,
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Martin Landau, Oscar-Winning 'Ed Wood' Actor, Dead at 89

Martin Landau, Oscar-Winning 'Ed Wood' Actor, Dead at 89
Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning Ed Wood actor who appeared in Crimes & Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and the Mission: Impossible TV series over a career that spanned over 50 years, died Saturday at the age of 89.

Landau died following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization" at the UCLA Medical Center, his representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor spent five years as a newspaper cartoonist in his native New York before deciding to focus on acting; As Landau often stated, he and Steve McQueen were notably the only two applicants accepted into
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R.I.P. Actor Martin Landau: 1928 – 2017

Screen actor Martin Landau has died at the age of 89. Landau passed away after “unexpected complications” after a brief stay at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Landau’s career started in the 1950s after landing a high-profile role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest in 1959. Subsequent parts included a run in television series Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999. He received a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988, and then a second Oscar nomination for his appearance in Crimes and Misdemeanors the following year. His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) finally earned him the Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.

He also appeared in such titles as Cleopatra, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Decision at Midnight, The Greatest Story Ever Told,
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Woody Harrelson Shares His Thoughts on Ron Howard Directing Han Solo

Shifting directors mid-production is tricky, especially with reshoots, and having a cast used to working with one director only having to switch to another. Things get scary. A lot of news has recently been going crazy with the fact that Ron Howard has now taken over for Phil Lord and Chris Miller as director of Lucasfilm's Han Solo movie. While of course, the studio will say everything is fine, it's much more interesting to see what the actors have to say, and... Woody Harrelson says everything's fine!

What did you expect. Of course, actors aren't going to diss the project, unless they never want to work again. But it is rather impressive the amount of faith Harrelson has in director Ron Howard. They have previously worked together in the film Edtv. In a recent interview, while promoting War for the Planet of the Apes, Harrelson was asked about the director
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Woody Harrelson says to “relax” now Ron Howard is directing Han Solo Star Wars spinoff

Woody Harrelson has commented on the fact that Ron Howard is directing the untitled Han Solo movie.

With things now settling down for the next Star Wars anthology movie, a film set between Episode III and A New Hope about the adventures of a young Han Solo, Woody Harrelson is now saying to “relax” because of what the new director brings to the table.

In an interview with Uproxx, the actor sounded very confident in the film’s new direction, saying: “Oh, you can relax, man — because obviously the Force is with us,” before bursting into laughter.

Harrelson is playing a mentor to Han Solo in the movie and has in fact worked with Howard before on EDtv.

“Ron is great. He’s awesome. He’s such a gentleman and so prepared,” said Harrelson. “And I loved Chris and Phil. But I think we did land in very capable hands.
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Woody Harrelson on Ron Howard Directing ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff: ‘Obviously the Force Is With Us’

Woody Harrelson on Ron Howard Directing ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff: ‘Obviously the Force Is With Us’
Just weeks before the conclusion of principal photography, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were replaced by Ron Howard as the director of the upcoming untitled “Star WarsHan Solo spinoff, to the dismay of some — but not, apparently, Woody Harrelson.

The actor expressed his confidence in the directing shakeup in an interview with Uproxx.

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“Oh, you can relax, man — because obviously the Force is with us,” Harrelson said, before bursting into laughter.

Harrelson, who is set to play a mysterious mentor to young Han Solo, worked with Howard on the 1999 comedy “EDtv.” “Ron is great. He’s awesome. He’s such a gentleman and so prepared,” Harrelson continued.

The “True Detective” actor also had nothing but good things to say about Lord and Miller. “And I loved Chris and Phil. But I think we did land in very capable hands.”

The
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5 Directors Who Could Replace Lord & Miller On The Han Solo Movie

Han Solo movie director? Who could replace the departed Lord & Miller? We throw some options into the ring.

We reported very early this morning that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had sadly left the in-production Star Wars spin-off movie based around the character of Han Solo. It’s a great shame as the work that the duo have done on the likes of The Lego Movie and the ‘Jump Street’ films seemed to fit the world of Han Solo perfectly. Our Han Solo movie director choices are below.

Lord & Miller’s leaving of the project as it was shooting here in London was a surprise, and supposedly due to those dastardly creative differences that dog many productions as creatives and execs butt heads. While this is clearly nobody’s fault in particular, it’s a big problem for the studio as production delays lead to big costs, and a new director will need to be found pretty darned quickly.

The film is actually months into production in London, and we’re already hearing rumblings that Ron Howard is being closely tied with the project. While his involvement could be confirmed (or denied) any minute, we thought we’d take a look at who could possibly replace Lord and Miller on the Han Solo movie and fit the mould that this particular kind of film craves.

Ron Howard Han Solo movie director: Ron Howard?

Let’s kick off with the name that is already being associated with the movie. Ron Howard seems like a very safe choice to take the directing reigns on the project, and he’s obviously an accomplished filmmaker more than capable of guiding a film that is part-way through production home. Howard has many big-scale projects in his back catalogue; from the likes of the Robert Langdon trilogy; The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and last year’s Inferno, 2015’s In The Heart Of The Sea and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, to more intimate affairs such as A Beautiful Mind. Let’s not forget, he has a huge history of comedic movies too, hailing all the way back to Parenthood in the 1990s, Matthew McConaughey-led EdTV, and more recently The Dilemma.

Of course, Howard’s biggest asset from his back-catalogue is his ties with George Lucas with the fantastical cult hit Willow. With his affiliation and previous history with the studio, the fact that he is currently free (despite having some commitments to a biopic on opera star Luciano Pavarotti) and his amazing film-making skill, his involvement is a dead cert – as long as the terms are right, of course.

Lawrence Kasdan Han Solo movie director: Lawrence Kasdan?

With the project many months into production and development having kicked off well over twelve months ago, it may be important to bring someone in who knows the film inside out, and there’s nobody who knows it more that its screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Kasdan also wrote Star Wars movies The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, The Force Awakens, so his familiarity with the franchise is unparalleled. With eleven credits to his name as director, Kasdan is also an accomplished filmmaker with a steep history in the western genre over the years, so he could be a good fit.

Kasdan has already proved he can direct grand scale movies (Wyatt Earp) as well as comedies (The Big Chill), and although he hasn’t helmed a film since 2012, he could step out of the gates and own this one completely.

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Exclusive: Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals She Had a Crush on Matthew McConaughey When She Was 17

Exclusive: Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals She Had a Crush on Matthew McConaughey When She Was 17
"I was expecting the Adonis that Matthew McConaughey is..."

That's Bryce Dallas Howard discussing working with her Gold co-star, whom she first met at the age of 17 when McConaughey starred in Edtv, directed by her father, Ron Howard, and why the experience proved slightly disappointing -- at least for her teenage self.

"For me, as a young woman coming of age, I had a healthy, um--" the actress giggles in this bonus feature from the movie's release on Digital HD on April 18 and Blu-Ray on May 2. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, that man!' So, when I got to set, I was expecting the Adonis that Matthew McConaughey is and instead I was greeted by Kenny Wells."

Exclusive: Bryce Dallas Howard Talks 'Jurassic World 2' & Getting Lost With Matthew McConaughey

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"This is one of the few scripts that I read that atomically I said, 'I have to do this. I have to
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In case you hadn't heard, the McConaissance is officially over

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In case you hadn't heard, the McConaissance is officially over
Matthew McConaughey's movie career hit the skids for the better part of the 2000s, with the mega-star taking on roles in a series of generic (albeit occasionally financially successful) rom-coms (Fool's Gold, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), a quickly-forgotten Al Pacino sports-gambling drama (Two for the Money), a notorious big-budget flop (Sahara) and one totally inexplicable dud, the bizarre passion project that was Surfer, Dude. After spending the late '90s as one of Hollywood's premiere male sex symbols, America's favorite Texas golden boy hardly seemed to be trying anymore, and audiences responded in kind. Then he came back! The McConaissance, as it came to be known, arrived early the following decade, when the actor began taking roles in actual good movies: The Lincoln Lawyer, Magic Mike, Killer Joe, Mud. Then came True Detective and his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, the twin jewels in his comeback crown.
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The Star Wars Films That Never Got Made

This week, Neil Calloway looks at possible Star Wars films that never quite made it to the big screen…

This week brought us the intriguing news that George Lucas offered Ron Howard the chance to direct The Phantom Menace. It’s an odd choice at first glance; in the late 1990s Howard was directing films like Ransom and Edtv, but Lucas probably chose him because of their past together; Howard had starred in American Graffiti and directed Willow for Lucasfilm, though given the interminable politics of the first Star Wars prequel, maybe Lucas wanted the man who would go on to direct Frost/Nixon at the helm. Howard also revealed that he was Lucas’s third choice to direct the film, after Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis. This might suggest that Lucas wasn’t interested in directing again – and the gap between directing the first Star Wars film and The Phantom Menace corroborates this.
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Movie News: Matthew McConaughey Eyed for 'The Dark Tower'; See 'Star Wars' Fighters That Landed in Singapore

The Dark Tower: Matthew McConaughey is under consideration to star in The Dark Tower, based on the series by Stephen King. Reportedly, the actor has been offered his choice of roles, either the heroic Roland Deschain or the villainous 'Man in Black.' Nikolaj Arcel is set to direct the movie, which is envisioned as a franchise-starter that will also embrace a TV series; producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer previously worked with McConaughey on 1999's EdTV. The Dark Tower is scheduled for release on January 13, 2017. [The Wrap/Variety]   Star Wars: In advance of the theatrical bow of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, rebel pilots and stormtroopers joined together to welcome the arrival of a life-sized X-Wing fighter and an Imperial Tie fighter from...

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News Briefs: Matthew McConaughey Eyed for 'The Dark Tower'

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The Dark Tower: Matthew McConaughey is under consideration to star in The Dark Tower, based on the series by Stephen King. Reportedly, the actor has been offered his choice of roles, either the heroic Roland Deschain or the villainous "Man in Black." Nikolaj Arcel is set to direct the movie, which is envisioned as a franchise starter that will also embrace a TV series; producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer previously worked with McConaughey on 1999's EdTV. The Dark Tower is...

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The Dark Tower Wants Matthew McConaughey For Villain Role

It seems that Sony and Mrc are looking at Matthew McConaughey for a lead role in their big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Apparently, producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer want their old EdTV star to sign on for the ambitious project, which would adapt the first book in King’s incredibly popular Dark Tower saga, The Gunslinger.

According to The Wrap, McConaughey has actually been given the choice to play either the hero (Roland Deschain) or the villain (Walter O’Dim/The Man In Black), but is currently leaning towards the latter.

If this sounds somewhat familiar, it’s probably because the Interstellar actor was also being sought for the role of Randall Flagg in another King adaptation, The Stand, but he seemingly declined that offer since it’s still too far away from a shoot date. Oddly enough, however, both Flagg and O’Dim are
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Matthew McConaughey Facts: 35 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Interstellar' Star

Since making his big-screen debut more than 20 years ago in "Dazed and Confused," Matthew McConaughey has taken Hollywood by storm.

The Texas-born actor was practically a leading man from the get-go, starring in critically-acclaimed dramas before topping the box office in a flurry of romantic comedies. And then the McConaissance began. McConaughey transformed himself for a role in "Dallas Buyers Club," won his first Oscar -- and then nearly won an Emmy for "True Detective," too. Now, the actor continues his hot streak by starring in Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar."

From his early days shooting armadillo to his love for bongo drums, here are 35 things you probably don't know about Matthew McConaughey.

1. Matthew David McConaughey was born November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas to Mary Kathleen McCabe and James Donald McConaughey.

2. His mother is a former kindergarten teacher, while his father ran an oil supply business.

3. McConaughey's father was also
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Forget Spielberg or Soderbergh: McConaughey calls Nolan the 'best leader' he's seen

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Forget Spielberg or Soderbergh: McConaughey calls Nolan the 'best leader' he's seen
For an actor who didn't get the respect he deserved until almost 20 years into his now legendary career, Matthew McConaughey has certainly been lucky enough to work with some amazing filmmakers. Last year's Best Actor Oscar winner has honed his craft under the eyes of Steven Spielberg ("Amistad"), Steven Soderbergh ("Magic Mike"), Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Ron Howard ("Edtv"), John Sayles ("Lone Star"), Robert Zemeckis ("Contact"), William Friedkin ("Killer Joe") and his longtime friend Richard Linklater, who gave him his big break in "Dazed and Confused." Surprisingly, McConaughey more or less tells HitFix they all come up short compared to his helmer for the expected blockbuster "Interstellar," Christopher Nolan. "I've never worked with a better leader," McConaughey says. "I cannot say I've ever worked with a better problem solver, and half the problems he just solves by pure will. Everything must keep moving forward. Keep moving forward.
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Matthew McConaughey Gets A ‘Stellar’ Tribute From American Cinematheque

Matthew McConaughey Gets A ‘Stellar’ Tribute From American Cinematheque
How ironic it was that American Cinematheque, this bastion of all things honoring the history of film, would choose to give Matthew McConaughey its highest honor at a warm, funny and revealing tribute last night at the Beverly Hilton. Because among other things, McConaughey revealed he had actually only even seen two movies — ever — before the age of 18: King Kong and Orca. And though this non-cineaste didn’t specify which King Kong, I would be willing to bet it was the 1976 remake rather than the 1933 classic.

But as the evening proved, McConaughey — whom the star’s Interstellar director Christopher Nolan referenced as “the new Paul Newman” — more than meets the Cinematheque’s definition of this award for a distinguished mid-point career of excellence and contribution to cinema.

Of course there were many mentions of what is now known as the “McConaissance,” his recent spate of career-changing film choices beginning with The Lincoln Lawyer,
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Big Screen to Small Screen: Top 10 Films About Television

There has always been an understated rivalry between the mediums of movies and television. Many years ago it was even thought as being somewhat of a drastic career letdown if actors/actresses from film decided to depart for the landscape of television. The truth is that for some performers that had stalled or uneventful momentum in motion pictures that the concept of “slumming it” in television actually saved their show business profession. Hence, the boob tube made them relevant whereas the big screen had unceremoniously passed them by.

However, there is also a mutual respect that cinema and television share that go hand in hand when shaping our appreciation for entertainment on both the big and small screen. When movies depict the aspects of the TV world giving a sociological, psychological or emotional perspective then it is not so uncool to be a proud couch potato after all, right? Let
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Robert Griffin III -- Redskins Movie Night ... With Matt McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey hosted a movie night with the Washington Redskins last night ... where 6 players screened their favorite movies -- And No One Picked A McConaughey Flick!!!The event was a fundraiser at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Va yesterday -- 6 players in 6 theaters treated fans to one of their favorite movies. For the record, the event raised money for the NFL's "Play 60" program and Matt's "Just Keep Livin" foundation ... tickets were $200-a-pop. As for
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2014 Academy Awards Live-Blog

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2014 Academy Awards Live-Blog
Many of the races at Sunday (March 2) night's Academy Awards seem pre-determined as the ceremony is about to begin. Those guys from "My So-Called Life" and "True Detective" seem like locks. Etc. However, Best Picture is wide open.  So let's hope that adds drama, while Ellen DeGeneres adds comedy.  Click through and join my 2014 Oscars Live-Blogging. And comment below! 8:25 p.m. Et. So how many times do we figure Jennifer Lawrence is going fall down on tonight's Oscars telecast. Five? 10? Twice that many if she wins? Actually, if she wins, Lupita Nyong'o fans are going to be tripping her. Not Lupita, though. She's too classy for that. 8:27 p.m. There are dozens of people in the HitFix office right now, but I'm hiding out in my office, because I'm dedicated to you, the readers. Because I'd just keep eating lasagna if I were with the main group. Also,
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Ellen DeGeneres: 'Miss Congeniality is based on me'

Ellen DeGeneres: 'Miss Congeniality is based on me'
Ellen DeGeneres has suggested that the film Miss Congeniality is based on her.

The 2000 movie features Sandra Bullock as a police officer who goes undercover at a beauty pageant. Michael Caine also stars as a pageant coach who tries to make her more ladylike.

Speaking about the film, DeGeneres told Parade: "Miss Congeniality was written based on me.

"When I was getting ready to co-host the Emmys, the writer saw me [on TV] learning how to walk in a dress and heels. My stylist at the time - a man - was teaching me, and it was ­hilarious. The Miss Congeniality writer saw it and thought it was brilliant."

The talkshow host also revealed she stole a role from Jennifer Aniston in 1999's EDtv which starred Matthew McConaughey.

She added: "Jen Aniston is my friend and she recently ­reminded me that I beat her out of that. I got the part and Jen Aniston didn't!
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