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Who will be young Han Solo? (pictures)

Meet some of the front-runners in the race for the coveted role in the forthcoming Star Wars spin-off.

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Richard Trenholm
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Alden Ehrenreich

26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich, the break-out star of Coen Brothers movie "Hail Caesar!", is reported to be the actor taking on the mantle of "Star Wars" rogue Han Solo in a new film about the character's early life. The coveted role saw almost every young actor in Hollywood in the frame -- scroll through the gallery to see the contenders who were edged out by Ehrenreich.

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Miles Teller

Age: 28

Won plaudits for his searing turn in "Whiplash" but suffered a setback with the poorly received "Fantastic Four" and a widely mocked Esquire interview.

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Dave Franco

Age: 30

Brother of James, star of "21 Jump Street" and "Now You See Me".

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Age: 25

Star of "Kick-Ass" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron". They'll have to do something about that hair.

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Ansel Elgort

Age: 21

Star of tearjerker "The Fault in Our Stars" and the Divergent movie series.

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Logan Lerman

Age: 23

Best known as the kid from WWII drama "Fury", and plays mythical hero Percy Jackson in two family fantasy flicks.

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Rami Malek

Age: 34

One of the older names in the frame, the breakout star of the hit show "Mr. Robot", in which he plays a troubled hacker.

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Chandler Riggs

Age: 16

At 16, Carl from the "The Walking Dead" is one of the younger actors named.

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Colton Haynes

Age: 27

Model-turned-actor appearing in "Teen Wolf" on TV and in DC comics hit "Arrow", as Arsenal.

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Ed Westwick

Age: 28

English star of "Gossip Girl".

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Hunter Parrish

Age: 28

Star of "Weeds" and "The Following", recently seen in Amazon's "Hand of God" and "Good Girls Revolt".

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Joshua Sasse

Age: 27

Star of TV musical comedy "Galavant".

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Landon Liboiron

Age: 23

Canadian star of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and "Hemlock Grove" on Netflix.

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Leo Howard

Age: 18

The star of Disney family comedy "Kickin' It" has already played a young Conan the Barbarian and a young Snake Eyes from "GI Joe".

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15 of 23 Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com/Corbis

Max Thieriot

Age: 27

Co-star of the "Psycho" TV spin-off "Bates Motel".

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Nick Robinson

Age: 20

One of the young stars of dino-sequel "Jurassic World".

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Jack Reynor

Age: 23

Irish-raised star of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Macbeth".

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Tom Felton

Age: 28

"Harry Potter" baddie Draco Malfoy, soon to be seen in the true story of US army K-9 operator Megan Leavey and in "Risen", the story of Jesus' resurrection from the Roman point of view.

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Tony Oller

Age: 24

Singer and star of "The Purge".

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Anthony Ingruber

Age: 25

Already played a younger version of a Harrison Ford character in "The Age of Adaline", which followed an uncanny impression of Ford (and many other famous names) on his YouTube channel.

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Emory Cohen

Age: 25

Star of "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Brooklyn", who'll soon appear alongside Brad Pitt in Netflix movie "War Machine".

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Scott Eastwood

Age: 29

Having appeared in "Fury" and a couple of films directed by his dad Clint, we're sure Eastwood is feeling lucky.

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Blake Jenner

Age: 23

The "Glee" star will soon be seen in Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some".

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