Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with Kasdan Pictures and Genre Films will begin shooting “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” principal photography in January, 2017. Auditions are being set up in Los Angeles for new lead and supporting roles. Currently there is a talent search underway for the female lead role. 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”.
“Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” 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.
Primetime Emmy Award nominees 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.
“Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
“Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” Talent Search
Walt Disney Pictures casting directors are conducting a talent search for the female lead role in “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story”. All actresses between 16 years of age through 34 years of age are being considered. All actors are required to be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom, where filming will take place beginning in January, 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 and television productions in London and the United Kingdom. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story – Female Lead
Jeanne McCarthy/Nicole Abellera Casting
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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Casting calls and registration for extras will be posted here as they become available.
Crew Members & Production Staff
Experienced film crew members and production staff who are available to work in London can submit resumes to the following:
ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
5858 Lucas Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946-9703
10201 West Pico Bnvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
PO Box 17578
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0001
Jason D. McGatlin
Alden Ehrenreich – Han Solo
The story focuses 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.