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Though some already knew of him from Friday Night Lights, it wasn’t until his role as Todd on Breaking Bad (and that scene where he killed the young boy) that people started taking notice of up and coming actor Jesse Plemons. With those two shows now safely under his belt, it looks like he’s ready to give his career a bit of a boost on the silver screen, as the actor is being eyed to lead Star Wars: Episode VII.

No word on who he’ll play yet but he has taped an audition that went over very well and will be meeting with director J.J. Abrams for his second audition. He is also said to be the top choice for the part that he’s after.

I’m quite familiar with Plemons due to his work on Breaking Bad, and to a lesser extent on Friday Night Lights, »

- Matt Joseph

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