‘Breaking Bad’s’ Meth Damon Eyed for Lead in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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    http://www.thewrap.com/star-wars-episode-vii-jesse-plemons-breaking-bad

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    The 25-year-old actor hasn’t been cast yet, but he’s coming back to audition again for director J.J. Abrams

    Jesse Plemons, who starred on both “Breaking Bad” and “Friday Night Lights,” is in contention for a lead role in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” multiple individuals with knowledge of the top-secret casting process have told TheWrap.

    A representative for Disney/Lucasfilm had no comment.

    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 Plemons is represented by Talentworks, a smaller agency located in Burbank, two well-placed sources within the major agencies have told TheWrap that Plemons is a favorite to land one of the coveted lead roles in the “Star Wars” sequel; a third individual confirmed that Plemons is in the running and a serious contender.

    There’s been no chatter on what role Plemons might take, but Plemons does bear a resemblance to Mark Hamill, and at 25 would be the right age to play the offspring of the 62-year-old Hamill’s Luke Skywalker.

    So who is Jesse Plemons? The Texas native was a child actor who played Paul Walker’s younger brother in “Varsity Blues” and a young Matt Damon in “All the Pretty Horses.” His breakout role came in 2006 when he was cast as Landry Clarke on Peter Berg’s football series “Friday Night Lights.”

    He went on to co-star in Berg’s “Battleship” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” (as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son) before landing the role of the sweet but cold-hearted young gangster Todd opposite Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad.” Plemons recently wrapped Stephen Frears’ untitled Lance Armstrong biopic and will soon be seen in Tommy Lee Jones’ drama “The Homesman,” so his 2014 schedule remains wide open and would be able to accommodate a long “Star Wars” shoot.

    While Abrams and his team have scoured the galaxy to find the right actors for their “Star Wars” ensemble, no one has been officially cast yet, despite numerous rumors surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sullivan Stapleton.

    Abrams is directing from a script he’s writing with Lawrence Kasdan, who penned “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is producing with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Bryan Burk, while Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin will serve as executive producers. John Williams will return to score “Episode VII.”

    Disney is scheduled to release “Star Wars: Episode VII” on Dec. 18, 2015.



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    I agree. He's got a downs forehead.
     
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    So the new Star Wars movies are supposed to be taking place after the 70's Star Wars movies?

    And the last batch of Star Wars movies took place before the 70's movies, right?
     
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    So, obviously the next episode will be based on Tattooine or Endor, considering this ugly mug.
     
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    Who isn't? You don't know his character yet.
     
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    Still, he played the dead-eyed freak on Breaking Bad perfectly.
     
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    Somthe new star wars movies are going to open with the Walt Disney pictures graphics instead of the 20th century fox aren't they? That's just going to be wrong
     
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    I'm wondering if they're going to license some altered version of the 20th Century Fox intro, because you're right and LOTS of people have said how wrong it'll feel without it.
     
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    Maybe both studios will produce. I'm sure it's the best we can hope for. No way is Disney not putting their own graphics on it
     
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    No, Fox won't have a fingerprint on this. The only question is whether Disney will pay them for the 4 second intro for sentimental reasons. I can see them making a version of it where it's the magic castle and the 20th C Fox music.
     
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    Shit! That's gonna suck