Disney Auditioning Half The Galaxy To Be Han Solo

2,500 young actors said to be in the running for dream role.

Disney have launched what is probably the biggest ever search for a single role in the history of Hollywood; the coveted lead of a young Han Solo in their planned Star Wars Anthology film. The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that at least 2,500 actors are currently auditioning, either via tape or in person. You can bet that with that number, every eligible, successful young actor (and some who aren't) in the business is having a pop. The list of confirmed actors to be throwing their hat into the ring include Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Logan Lerman, Jack Reynor, Max Thieriot, Miles Teller, Nick Robinson, Tom Felton(!?) and even Mr. Robot's Rami Malek. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are working with their 21 Jump Street casting director Jeanne McCarthy to find an ideal candidate, and as far as I'm concerned, I hope that The Age of Adaline's Anthony Ingruber is in the mix. In that film he was not only a dead ringer for a young Harrison Ford (which he just so happened to be playing), but also had the deep voice and charisma down pat. This is him... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba_wPdLxp4 Time will tell which direction they go in, but they've got plenty of time to choose. Han Solo will be released sometime in 2018.
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