Jesse Plemons Eyed for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

     January 10, 2014


The latest Star Wars: Episode VII news has Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) being eyed for a lead role.  Nothing is official yet and Plemons hasn’t been cast, but he’s reportedly returning to audition again for director J.J. Abrams.  His first audition, one that was taped and sent in, was apparently received well enough to land him a second go, this time in a face-to-face meeting with Abrams himself.  Nothing about the potential role has been revealed just yet, but it’s possible that Plemons is being sought to play an offspring of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker.  Hit the jump for more.

jesse-plemons-star-wars-episode-7News of Abrams’ interest in Plemons for Star Wars: Episode VII comes courtesy of The Wrap.  Plemons had a break-out role on the high school sports drama, Friday Night Lights, and recently made waves in a small but effective role on AMC’s Breaking Bad.  He’s also appeared in such recent feature films as Paul, Battleship and The Master.  Plemons’ upcoming credits include Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, and Stephen Frears’ untitled Lance Armstrong biopic.

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  • Internet Savior

    F**k You Todd!!

    • TheOneWhoKnocks

      Yeah, for killing Andrea at that! That being said, he was right about one thing… Lydia was hot even if she was nuts!!!

  • Lance

    What? Really?

    I’m a little surprised. From what I’ve seen, he’s very good at playing a very specific kind of character, not one I’d expect to see in Star Wars.

    • Laney Wilson

      you haven;t seen friday night lights then……

      because that role to breaking bads is so black and white it kind of destroys your opinion 100%. he was AMAZING in friday night lights. and harrowing in breaking bad. two totaly different roles, both done perfectly, with a lot of charisma in both.

      • Lance

        I did see FNL, thank you very much. And while the characters in the two shows are different, you can tell they share the same DNA, just different backgrounds.

        I don’t think I’ve ever seen Plemmons in a role where he plays someone from the big city. He’s always a jock/country boy, whether he’s a good guy or bad guy, and he’s never the smart guy on the show. Just the guy who “feels” the most.

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  • MEY

    He looks like an evil alien in the second picture.
    So there’s no need for much CGI…

  • Vamanos Pest

    Oh, Meth Damon, you simple fool.

  • VicManMan

    Instead of slangin blue meth he’ll be slangin blue milk.

  • 80sRobot

    So I wonder how that open casting call went.

  • edshrinker

    He looks like the bastard child of Matt Damon and Markie Mark.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      during one of those Hollywood reporter roundtables
      the questioner was like a combination of Christian bale and paul dano
      i swear to god

      • edshrinker

        Thanks for tonight’s nighmare, dude! ;)

  • Tezcatlipoca

    I bet his lightsaber is blue.

  • hallenb

    Considering he’ll be Lukes son for the next 60 years, people will warm up to him.

  • Strong Enough

    I don’t know if i can stand his voice for multiple movies

  • Gerard Kennelly
  • The Flobbit

    Umm…no. Just no.

    • Pk

      Seriously is it that hard for j.j and co to find a decent lead for this movie??

      • MEY

        Irrelevant question.
        The piece of news is not official.
        It can be a fake one.
        Moreover, it can be a controlled fake one as well.

  • mattinacan

    will he be an unsuspecting killer?

  • turtle_doves

    The man was requested to have another audition because he has fucking “talent” unlike some of you whining bitches. I won’t be surprised if he lands the lead role or a significant role. So haters, just shut the fuck up and let’s all just wait until the movie comes out or even just the trailer.

    • eternalozzie

      I hope you don’t kiss your mother with that mouth. I wish I was as cool as you swearing at people on the internet.
      That said the actor does have some talent … which has never been required for anyone in a Star Wars movie.

      • Werefon

        He does kiss her the way Luke did kiss his sister…with a brotherly passion.))

    • Rick

      Wasn’t Alex Pettyfer rumored to be close to landing a role? LOL. Plemons is 10x the actor that Pettyfer is, yet some people would be happier with Pettyfer since he’s prettier.

      • MEY


        Star Wars is not about acting. But it does not mean that Pettyfer is a bad actor.
        Pettyfer would be perfect for Star Wars, Skywalker or not, all the same. i think he would be fantastic for a negative role as well, no question.

        But Plemons, his net photos, Jesus, God, please forgive me, but he is ugly. So ugly… This article shows the best photos of him. (And the second one offers an alien.)

        If he played a half-machine cyborg-monster a la Grievous style, it’s OK. (No intention to hurt…)

  • Mikey The Riot

    wow. Not a good actor, surprised this guy even gets work…


    I don’t want to see that face for the rest of my life :/ . nothing against the kid LoL

    • MEY

      A huge YES. NOT for Star Wars.

    • Ben Wigler

      lol I think we all agree. That was the thought I had the very first time I laid eyes on him.

  • pinkincide

    Short Bus Matt Damon. Or should I say Shorter Bus.

  • Bob

    Um, no? Hope this is not true.

    With rumored names like Michael B. Jordan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dane DeHaan, and Liam McIntyre to this scrub? No thanks.

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  • jack

    Before he was Meth Damon he was Landry…..or lance if you’re more in line with the coach

  • Werefon

    He should run a DNA with Miiaattt DAMON. Something is not right! Disturbance in the Force!

  • George

    So, this is pretty much an acknowledgment that all of those “exciting, worldwide auditions for unknown talent to play the leads” were a bunch of publicity show antics, huh? What was the point?

    • Sean Chandler

      To cast a different role in the movie? I’m not sure how a RUMOR that a known actor may have been casts negates the purpose of a casting call.

  • Brett
  • derek

    they should just put every character in breaking bad in the star wars film. Add in some blue meth. Call it Shard wh0res.

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  • tertiaryintervention

    Meth Damon as a Skywalker?

    Now THIS is pod racing!

  • Josh

    He’s obviously auditioning Luke Skywalker’s son.

    • doctor_robot

      i hope not.

  • Josh

    He’s obviously auditioning Luke Skywalker’s son.

  • doctor_robot

    i’ve got a bad feeling about this. i really hope he’s not son of luke. face of a hillbilly.

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