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Disney narrows search for new Han Solo actor to final three candidates

on March 15, 2016, 2:47pm

Pictured from right to left: Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor, Taron Egerton

Upwards of 2,500 actors tried out for the highly sought-after lead role in Disney’s forthcoming Han Solo anthology film. Now, just three candidates remain standing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Taron Egerton (The Kingsman, Eddie the Eagle) are on Disney’s shortlist to portray a younger version of Harrison Ford’s iconic character.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the audition process is in its final stages, with all three actors having tested in London last weekend.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) are helming the as-yet-untitled film. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2017 for a May 25th, 2018 theatrical release.