Han Solo Movie Casts ‘Sing Street’ Star

The film will cover Solo’s life from the ages of 18 to 24

Last Updated: March 24, 2017 @ 3:56 PM

“Sing Street” breakout Ian Kenny has joined the ensemble cast of the untitled “Star Wars” spin-off that revolves around the young Han Solo, TheWrap has learned.

Details on Kenny’s character haven’t yet been revealed by Lucasfilm. He played a bully in the aforementioned Golden Globe-nominated movie musical released last year by the Weinstein Co. Kenny also appears in the TV series “Fair City,” which airs in the UK.

Disney CEO Bob Iger shed a little more light on the upcoming young Han Solo movie at a USC event Thursday, providing details about the “Star Wars” universe film centered around the pilot iconically played by Harrison Ford.

In an interview with USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism Dean Willow Bay — also Iger’s wife — in Santa Monica, he said the still-untitled film, scheduled for release on May 25, 2018, will cover Solo’s life from the ages of 18 to 24 and show him finding the Millennium Falcon, meeting Chewbacca and obtaining his name.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the movie, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as the title character. The film also features “Atlanta” star Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian, “Game of Thrones'” Emilia Clarke, “Westworld’s” Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur are producing the spinoff film, which is currently under production with Ehrenreich stepping into the Millennium Falcon in a role that Harrison Ford originated.

Ian Kenny is repped by Untitled Entertainment and United Agents.

Variety first reported the news on Ian Kenny’s involvement.

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