The latest rumor making its way around the Internet Water Cooler is this: Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights) is considered a “serious contender” to land the lead in Star Wars VII.You’ve seen him in two of television’s favorite shows over the last few years. He’s played football on Friday Night Lights, and shot kids and tortured Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad. *Even bad-guy-we-loved character Mike from Breaking Bad thought Plemons character was freaky scary.
The Wrap, which broke the rumor, points out Plemons’ facial resemblance to Mark Hamill. Can you see it? I do if I squint my eyes and turn my head to the left. He looks more like Matt Daimon’s little brother or cousin to me.
Back to business, Plemons has tested for a role in the movie. If the rumor is correct then he will be auditioning for J.J. Abrams soon.
What do you think? I loved him on Breaking Bad and he was also quite good in The Master opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. This would be the first big lead role for Plemons and looking where he is at this point in his career, a leading role makes sense.