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Han Solo a Jew? 3 Jewish Actors On Short List for the Role

Dave Franco, Logan Lerman, and Emory Cohen. Image by Getty Images

Dave Franco, Logan Lerman, and Emory Cohen.

After seeing thousands of auditions, Disney and Lucasfilm have narrowed down their list of actors to star in an upcoming “Han Solo” spinoff film to “about a dozen,” Variety reported.

Harrison Ford, the original. Image by Wikimedia

Three Jews — Logan Lerman, Dave Franco and Emory Cohen — are on the short list, along with other big names, like Miles Teller and Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son, according to Variety’s sources.

Lerman, 23, is arguably the best-known of the three Jewish hopefuls, having starred in “Fury,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Noah.” Franco, the 30-year-old younger brother of James Franco, has played supporting roles in comedies “21 Jump Street” and “Neighbors.”

Cohen, 25, appeared in several independent films before his breakout starring role in “Brooklyn” last year.

The still-untitled Han Solo film will feature a younger version of the character first immortalized by the one and only (half-Jewish) Harrison Ford, Variety reported. The film won’t go into production until next year, according to Variety, but whoever wins the starring role may also make a cameo in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which is already filming.

Variety reported that executives will likely decide between the would-be Han Solos in the next few weeks.

May the Force be with them all.

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