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One of the pleasures of the final two seasons of "Breaking Bad" was watching the evolution of Todd, the character played by Jesse Plemons. His All-American Opie Cunningham exterior hid a truly dark heart, and Plemons played the role beautifully. He's been working for fourteen years, though. "Breaking Bad" may have seemed like a breakthrough moment for Plemons, but it's one that he's been building to for a while. He played young Matt Damon in "All The Pretty Horses" back in 2000, a damn fine piece of casting, and then he ended doing small roles on a lot of TV shows »
- Drew McWeeny
After more than a year of rumors and speculation, a fairly firm casting report has arrived for Star Wars: Episode VII, with Jesse Plemons said to be closing in on a lead role. The actor has not been hired at this time, but he does have a second audition with director J.J. Abrams.
The actor had a break out role-playing the nefarious Todd on the finale season of Breaking Bad, and is known for his work on Friday Night Lights. He also played an important role in The Master. Multiple inside sources with knowledge of the top-secret casting have confirmed that he is close to landing a deal.
Neither LucasFilm nor Disney would comment at this time.
Jesse Plemons is scheduled to meet with J.J. Abrams next week to discuss the project. The actor previously taped an audition that was well received, and he is being flown from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles, »
2 items from 2014
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