Harrison Ford as Han Solo - Lead 2016
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Harrison Ford's shoes have finally been filled. After a intensive search, Lucasfilm has cast a young Han Solo for the highly-anticipated spin-off, Entertainment Weekly reports. Beating out stars like Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and Scott Eastwood, Hail, Caesar!'s Alden Ehrenreich won the role as everyone's favorite space smuggler. No small feat.

So what do you need to know about the relatively under-the-radar actor? You may recognize Ehrenreich from the film adaptation of the popular YA series, Beautiful Creatures, or from the recent Coen Brother's film, referenced above. He's also set to star in Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes movie. So needless to say, you're going to want to remember his name.

Alden Ehrenreich Hail, Caesar! Premiere - Embed 2016
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News that Ehrenreich nabbed the role was first reported by Page Six. Disney, which owns Lucasfilm, declined to comment on the casting.