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Jesse Plemons Reportedly Up For 'Star Wars' Role

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Landry may get a lightsaber. According to a report from Jeff Sneider of TheWrap, Jesse Plemons, he of "Friday Night Lights" and "Breaking Bad" fame, is meeting with J.J. Abrams in the very near future to discuss the lead role in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Per Sneider, Plemons has already filmed an audition for "Star Wars," which puts the 25-year-old star in league with many other young actors, including Michael B. Jordan and Saoirse Ronan. As yet, no one has been cast in "Episode VII," which is scheduled for release on Dec. 18, 2015. Speculation is that original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will return for the seventh installment in the beloved franchise.

HuffPost Entertainment contacted representatives for Plemons and Lucasfilm, the company behind "Star Wars," for comment on the casting report. This post will be updated if and when they respond.

Plemons' possible involvement is just the latest "Star Wars" rumor to hit the internet. Back in September of 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch was connected to "Episode VII," but his reps shot down the speculation as fictitious. Cumberbatch, for his part, wasn't as certain.

"I don't know. Who knows, who knows? Nothing is known of that," Cumberbatch said when the "Star Wars" rumor was broached by The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway in September of 2013. "I worked with J.J. [Abrams]. Obviously, he knows. Everyone who wants to be part of that film, they know about."

"12 Years A Slave" star Chiwetel Ejiofor has also been linked to "Star Wars," though simply because he took a meeting with Abrams at the end of last year.

No word yet on what role Plemons would play in "Episode VII," but head to TheWrap to check out that site's speculation.

[via TheWrap]

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