Last year, Taron Egerton mentioned that he would love to play Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo, but he wasn't among the several actors mentioned who had auditioned for the role. Others who reportedly tested to
The report claims there is still one month left of principal photography on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and that Han Solo may have a small cameo in this spinoff, before moving on to the Han Solo standalone. Both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Han Solo spinoff take place in the waning years between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan confirmed earlier this
These contenders who have made the cut include Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner. Last month,
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney and the film’s casting director are spreading their net far and wide to cast the movie, which will be released in 2018. “This has been the easiest movie to audition for. They are seeing everyone,” an agent said to the trade.
Big names have also gone in for auditions too, with the likes of Dave Franco, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, Nick Robinson, Leo Howard, Tony Oller, Chandler Riggs,Hunter Parrish, Rami Malek, Landon Liboiron, Ed Westwick, Tom Felton, Joshua Sasse, Logan Lerman, Ansel Elgort, Jack Reynor, Colton Haynes, and Max Thieriot all up for the coveted role.
The list of actors seen is said to be around the 2500 mark with any decision yet to be made. The
The production is casting a wide net for the role, asking talent agencies to submit clients ranged from 18 years old to 32 years old, although there are a handful of actors outside of that age range who have read for the part. Chandler Riggs,
Though previously producer Kathleen Kennedy said the character would be in his late teens/early 20's, they've auditioned numerous actors well into their thirties. Amongst the candidates who have tried out or who are under consideration:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Avengers: Age of Ultron"), Miles Teller ("Fantastic Four"), Hunter Parish ("Weeds"), Dave Franco ("21 Jump Street"), Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot"), Chandler Riggs ("The Walking Dead"), Leo Howard ("Kickin' It"), Nick Robinson ("Jurassic World"), Ansel Elgort ("The Fault in Our Stars"), Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction"), Logan Lerman ("Fury,"), Landon Liboiron ("Hemlock Grove"), Colton Haynes ("Arrow"), Max Thieriot (“Bates Motel"), Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl"), Tom Felton ("Harry Potter") and Joshua Sasse ("Galavant") and Tony Oller ("The Purge").
With a tentative May 25, 2018 release date in place, sources close to the project tell The Hollywood Reporter that Disney is searching far and wide for the right young actor to assume the role, with everyone from Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek lining the purported shortlist. In fact, it’s said that the open nature of the screening process means that a staggering 2,500 actors have submitted their pitch, be that in the form of a personal recording or meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm directly.
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Production isn’t set to get underway until January of 2017, meaning that
The studio put out one of the biggest casting searches ever for the part, and according to THR, 2,500 actors have auditioned for the project so far. They've either met with casting directors or have sent in audition tapes to try and nab one of the most coveted movie roles ever.
Casting director Jeanne McCarthy is leading the charge on this mission to find the perfect young actor to put on the vest. She worked with Lord and Miller on casting the Jump Street movies. According to a casting agent in the industry:
"This has been the easiest movie to audition for. They are seeing everyone."
No story details were given, but the first two movies were set during the annual "purge," a 12-hour period where all crime in America is legal, including murder. Sebastien Lemercier will return to produce, alongside Blumhouse Prodcution's Jason Blum and Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form.
Here's what James DeMonaco had to say about the franchise in a statement to Deadline.
"I never imagined that The Purge would become the phenomenon it has become, and I am thrilled to continue my collaboration with Blumhouse, Sebastien Lemercier, Platinum Dunes and the great team at Universal in building The Purge into a worldwide franchise."
The Purge earned $89.3 million worldwide during its theatrical run
Designed to provoke an unrelenting sense of fear for "Halloween Horror Nights" guests, numerous scare-zones will be riddled throughout the event to consistently terrify and traumatize them at every unsuspecting twist and turn.
The provocative box-office blockbuster, The Purge, will come to life as "The Purge: Survive the Night." As guests enter the theme park, they will be thrust into the depraved world of The Purge, a sordid tale
Making up half of the pop duo Mkto, Kelley and fellow actor Tony Oller (Disney Channel's "As the Bell Rings") just released the music video for their single, "Classic" -- and it is absolutely amazing for so many reasons.
There is nothing Nsfw about this timeless, catchy tune, as Kelley and Oller obviously don't seem to feel the need to prove to everyone that they're "all grown up." They just let their music speak for them. The dance-ready, toe-tapping beat is coupled with complimentary, mature, smooth lyrics sung by Oller and rapped by Kelley.
The sequel has already gotten conditional approval for a $2.25 million tax credit through California's Film and Television Tax Credit program. However, in order to secure this credit, shooting must begin by the end of this year, at the latest, and the production must meet several other requirements.
The Purge starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey as parents in a gated community who try to survive the annual event known as The Purge, where all crime is legal for a 12-hour period. James DeMonaco wrote and directed this thriller, but it isn't known if he will return to the helm.
The Purge was produced on a budget of just $3 million, so, with a $2.25 million credit waiting in the wings,
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The Purge was released June 7th, 2013 and stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller, Arija Bareikis. The film is directed by James DeMonaco.
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