Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, 50 Cent Audition for Young Han Solo Role in New 'Conan' Clip

Will Arnett, Jodie Foster and 'Silicon Valley's' Thomas Middleditch also try on the coveted vest (and wig).
Melissa McCarthy

Before Alden Ehrenreich landed the part of Star Wars' new Han Solo, Melissa McCarthy was vying for the very same role.

In a new clip released Saturday from TBS' Conan, McCarthy, Will Arnett, Adam Sandler, Bill Hader, Jodie Foster, 50 Cent, Thomas Middleditch and more famous faces are seen donning a wig and Han Solo's signature vest while auditioning for the coveted role.

"He's young, right?" asks Hader, before he reads his lines like a disgruntled teenager: "I wanna do the Kessel Run in 16 parsecs, mom!"

McCarthy confuses Star Wars with Harry Potter when asked if she's seen any of franchise's films. "I've seen a good portion of one of them," she says. "With the small wizard boy and the school … in the hills?"

Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani is just as confused: "So, is this like a big spoiler? Han Solo — when he was young, was he Pakistani?"

Disney and Lucasfilm's Han Solo spinoff is set for a 2018 release. Watch the film's Conan-verified audition tapes below.

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