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Plemons Eyed For "Star Wars" Leading Role

By Garth Franklin Friday January 10th 2014 07:13PM

25-year-old Jesse Plemons is reportedly in contention for a lead role in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" at Lucasfilm & Disney.

Plemons has already taped an audition that was well-received, so much so he's coming to Los Angeles next week for a second audition and a scheduled meeting with Abrams. Several sources indicate he's a serious contender for this key part.

Plemons got his start playing Paul Walker's younger brother in "Varsity Blues" and starred in the role of Landy Clarke in the TV series version of "Friday Night Lights". He also had roles in "Battleship" and "The Master".

However, Plemons is best known for his role as Todd, the meth cook hired to work with Walter White in AMC's "Breaking Bad". Plemons starred throughout both parts of the show's fifth season.

Source: The Wrap

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