If you’re under 30 and male in Hollywood, your name has probably been linked to Star Wars: Episode VII at some point. The latest name to emerge is Jesse Plemons, who isn’t a household name, but has been seen in the likes of Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights and The Master.
While many of the rumoured actors have only been very tenuously linked to the film, TheWrap says, “Plemons has already taped an audition that was well-received by those involved in the casting process, and he’ll be flying in to Los Angeles from Austin, Texas for a second audition that will bring him face-to-face with Abrams.”
There’s no news on who he might play, but the speculation is that it’s one of the leads, and many have already noted Plemons similarity to Luke Skywalker – which would make sense as Episode VII is supposed to be about Luke’s kids.
It appears Lucasfilm is getting close to officially deciding on the film’s leads, so hopefully we’ll hear about them soon.