Irish actor Jack Reynor in running to land a MAJOR Star Wars role


As we bask in the glory of having multiple Irish Oscar nominees this year, established Dublin talent Jack Reynor has just revealed he is in the running for a potentially career-defining role. 

The 24-year-old is up for the much coveted part of a young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off film. 

The as yet unnamed flick, which is currently set for release in 2018, will follow a young Han Solo as he becomes the notorious smuggler we know and love today. 

The Irish native, who has starred in Transformers as well as Lenny Abrahamson's critically acclaimed What Richard Did, could hardly contain his excitement as he spoke about the film at the Sundance Film Festival this week. 

"Look, man, that would be kind of an incredible gig to get, wouldn’t it? Totally insane."

Though Jack is very realistic in terms of knowing that taking on such an iconic role will most definitely be a challenge.

"You’ve got to fill some pretty seriously big boots there, man. We’re talking Harrison Ford here, dude.

"He’s not a chump, you know what I mean? You can’t do an imitation, you can’t try and just emulate what that is. It’s got to be something new, and it’s also got to be something that the audience is going to respond to."

It seems like the Dublin man has his heart set on the role but he is facing serious competition from some of Hollywood's brightest up-and-coming stars. 

Also up for the role is Miles Teller, Dave Franco, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Ansel Elgort. 

We're rooting for you, Jack!