‘Han Solo’ aka ‘Red Cup’ Has Started Casting Supporting Roles and Extras

Dec 24, 2016


We’ve uncovered a new casting-call and it’s for Lucasfilm’s upcoming production of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, which studio head Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed begins shooting this February in London, UK at Pinewood Studios and this information confirms that.

The film’s production title will be Red Cup, an obvious nod to the party supply also known as solo cups. Casting will be taking place in both London and Los Angeles.

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

Our site does not deal with casting for films, so please don’t send resumes or photos to us they will be deleted. The submission information you’re looking for can be found above in the casting-call or at the link below.

Have you seen this:
Loki Director Believes Kang Scripted The Entire Infinity Saga

Hubbard Casting is best known for working with Peter Jackson on Heavenly Creatures, King Kong, The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy.

Jeanne McCarthy/Nicole Abellera Casting previously worked with Lord and Miller on their film 21 Jump Street.

They aren’t listing character or role descriptions, as they point out that primary/supporting roles will be dealt through talent agencies that information will likely not be made public. Trades will likely have access to more information in the coming days and weeks, so keep an eye out for it.

We’re expecting more new faces in the movie than old due to this being set years before the events of the original Star Wars, but there are deleted scenes from A New Hope that could be recycled for new characters. Rogue One and Force Awakens also took existing unused material for their incarnations.

Including incorporating Northern Irish actor Declan Mulholland‘s original human Jabba The Hutt (Brendan Gleeson?) along with a nod to Han’s girlfriend Jenny played by actress Jenny Cresswell.

Have you seen this:
DC Fandome Returning OCtober 16th!


Star Wars Episode IV - Jabba the Hutt as Declan… by twenty24

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is set for release on May 25th, 2018.

If you use information found by or first posted on Omega Underground please don’t forget to give the site a “via” credit link, proper sourcing and crediting is very important to our blogging community. Thanks!



Did you miss breaking news?We publish new content every day.

Get our daily summary and monthly recap so you never miss out...