Han Solo Spinoff is Looking for Extras

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December 28, 2016  12:44 AM

Last week, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that production for the Han Solo spinoff would begin in February next year. Starring Alden Ehrienrich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke, the film centers on the story of Star Wars's most sarcastic and kickass smuggler, Han Solo. Now as fans wait for production to begin, it looks like the development team has begun searching for a handful of extras as well as film crewmen for the project.

Going under the working title “Red Cup,” the Han Solo spinoff casting call reads:

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with Kasdan Pictures and Genre Films will begin shooting “Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film” principal photography in February, 2017. Auditions are being set up in Los Angeles and London for new supporting roles. Filming will take place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England among other undisclosed locations in the United Kingdom. Experienced film crew members can also now submit resumes to the production office email below. To be considered, all actors MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London. Details below. “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is using the working title “Red Cup.”

“Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film” centers on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. Starring in “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is two-time Teen Choice Awards nominee Alden Ehrenreich playing the role of young Han Solo. Ehrenreich was officially booked in the lead role after thousands of actors auditioned. He recently completed filming on the Warner Bros. feature film “The Yellow Birds”, starring opposite Jennifer Aniston. Also starring in “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Golden Globe Award nominee Donald Glover playing the role of Lando Calrissian, and three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Emilia Clarke in the female lead role.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct the project from a screenplay written by four-time Academy Award nominee Lawrence Kasdan and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee Jon Kasdan. Executive producers are Lawrence Kasdan and Jason D. McGatlin. Producer is eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy. Will Allegra will serve as co-producer.

Walt Disney Pictures casting directors are auditioning actors for new supporting roles in the upcoming “Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film”. All actors are required to be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom, where filming will take place beginning in February, 2017. The London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film productions in London and the United Kingdom. 


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. 

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.


United States:

Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
Jeanne McCarthy/Nicole Abellera Casting

1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 208

Santa Monica, CA 90405


United Kingdom:

Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
Hubbard Casting

14, Rathbone Place
London W1T 1HT
United Kingdom

While getting into a Star Wars film may seem like a long shot to many, confident fans with acting stills can still try out and see if they can make it as an extra in the Han Solo movie.After all, there’s no better way to celebrate the Star Wars franchise than to actually take part in a Star Wars movie. 

The Han Solo spinoff is slated for relsease on May 25, 2018. 

Read: Donald Lando Talks About Playing Lando in the Han Solo Movie

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