It sounds like the wheels are beginning to turn in earnest on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently said that production on the Han Solo standalone movie would begin in February 2017.
A new casting call (discovered by Omega Underground) seems to confirm this. The casting call goes out for extras in both the Los Angeles area and in London, the site of Pinewood Studios where Han Solo will film.
The casting call went out under the production title of "Red Cup," which is the production title of the Han Solo movie (Red cup? Solo? Get it?).
Here's the information from that casting call:
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.
Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
Jeanne McCarthy/Nicole Abellera Casting
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
14, Rathbone Place
London W1T 1HT
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Han Solo: A Star Wars Story opens May 25, 2016.
Considering how well Rogue One