Jesse Plemons Is Being Eyed For A Lead Role In STAR WARS VII
Its been a while since we heard some Star Wars VII news/rumors, hasn’t it? Well tonight The Wrap is reporting that Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons is being eyed for a leading role in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars VII. There have been countless actors and actresses mentioned for roles in Star Wars, but unless I’m getting my wires crossed, I think this is the first American actor that has been legitimately mentioned.
According to The Wrap’s sources, Plemons is in contention for one of the lead roles in the film. The site goes on to say that things are actually pretty serious:
Plemons is scheduled to meet with director J.J. Abrams next week to discuss the highly anticipated sequel, which is expected to bring back original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. Plemons has already taped an audition that was well-received by those involved in the casting process, and he’ll by flying in to Los Angeles from Austin, Texas for a second audition that will bring him face-to-face with Abrams.
While there is no mention of the role he is auditioning for, the site goes on to theorize a bit out loud, mentioning that Plemons looks similar to Mark Hamill and is only 25-years old. The 62-year old Hamill could have a 25-year old kid. While that part is just speculation for now, we can believe that the actor’s audition and talks are getting pretty serious. Plemons may be best known as Landry Clarke on the Friday Night Lights TV series and his outing as the young gangster Todd on Breaking Bad. We’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out, but what do you think about Plemons taking a trip to a galaxy far, far away? Star Wars VII will take over theaters December 18, 2015.