Movie Talk: Young Han Solo Down to 3 Actors; First ‘Ben Hur’ Trailer

     March 16, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 16th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Mark Ellis discuss the following:

  • High-Rise trailer starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons released
  • Get Hard director Etan Cohen to write and direct The Cannonball Run remake
  • The Princess Diaries 3 with Anne Hathaway and original director in development
  • Rewind brought to you by AMC Theaters
  • Mail Bag


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According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the search for the actor to play young Han Solo in the Disney/Lucasfilm Star Wars story has been narrowed to 3 actors:  Hail Caesar’s! Alden Ehrenreich, Transformers Age of Extinction’s Jack Reynor and The Kingsman’s Taron Egerton. While Disney refused to comment, sources at both THR and Variety say that there still might be as many as three more names on the list testing for directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The new international trailer for Now You See Me 2 was released this morning. The sequel finds the Four Horsemen magicians traveling the world performing their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, when the son of Michael Caine’s character, played by Daniel Radcliffe, forces them into pulling off their most treacherous heist yet. Along with the trailer comes four new posters that pay tribute to classic magic, featuring the Four Horsemen. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Jay Chou, Lizzy Caplan and Sanaa Lathan. It opens in theaters on June 10th.


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Magnolia Pictures has released the new trailer for director Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons. Hiddleston plays Dr. Robert Laing, a man seeking quiet and anonymity in his new apartment who meets a crazy collection of neighbors who aren’t too keen to leave him alone. The film also stars Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, and Sienna Guillory. It will hit theaters this May 13th.


A24 has released the new trailer for Green Room, the latest from Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier. In Green Room, Patrick Stewart plays a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. Stewart’s role as a neo-Nazi leader of a white supremacist group has been earning him rave reviews for the film, which also stars Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots. The movie will hit theaters this April 29th. 

the-cannonball-run-posterGet Hard director Etan Cohen has been hired to write and direct a remake of The Cannonball Run for Warner Bros., which the studio recently acquired. The movie, based on the original franchise which revolved around the illegal cross country race and starred Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore and Dom DeLuise has yet to sign any cast members. No release date has been announced.

15 years ago Anne Hathaway starred as the Crown Princess of Genovia in the Gary Marshall directed The Princess Diaries, which became a huge hit, and made Anne Hathaway a star. It was quickly followed by the The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement two years later. And thanks to a report from People Magazine, Oscar winner Anne Hathaway looks to return to the role that made her famous. Director Gary Marshall went on record with People saying after her pregnancy, he think’s they’re going to make it.

REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theaters)

10 YEARS AGOV for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, She’s the Man starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, Thank You for Smoking starring Aaron Eckhart and Katie Holmes.

20 YEARS AGOExecutive Decision starring Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal, Ed starring Matt LeBlanc and Two Much starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah.


Dominick La Licata writes:

Hey Collider,

I am a daily viewer of all things Collider! I was introduced to the the BRILLIANT Jamie Costa while watching the Celebrity Impression Dating Game. My question is, do you think someone who’s so identified by their impressions have a tougher time making the transition to films then other comedians? Do you think a studio would take a chance on him as an actor to create a unique character, or would they be worried he would fall into doing an impression? With Robin Williams, he BECOMES Robin Williams, but does incredible talent translate into him portraying the real Robin Williams in a movie for example?

Thanks, and keep on bringing the Good Stuff

Nicholas Pepe writes:

Hi all! My question is in regards to Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman. Everybody seems to be sold on him as Batman and for the most part I agree. However nobody seems to be talking about how he will do portraying Bruce Wayne. Do you guys think he’ll pull off the character of Bruce Wayne as well as he seems to be pulling off Batman? After all they are two different characters entirely. You guys rock keep up the great work!


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