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BREAKING BAD's Jesse Plemons to Lead STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

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BREAKING BAD's Jesse Plemons to Lead STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is zeroing in on its lead actor.

The Wrap writes that BREAKING BAD's Jesse Plemons is set to return for a second audition for J.J. Abrams, who will make his return to the STAR WARS franchise when the movie hits theaters December 18, 2015.

No word yet on who Plemons would play, though rumors suggest he could take on the role of Luke Skywalker's son.

Read the original report here.

In other news on the STAR WARS front, Disney recently confirmed that R2-D2 will officially be back for the upcoming film. Also expected to return for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII are original leads Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by Abrams and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score the film.

Plemons, known for portraying 'Todd' on the cult TV series Breaking Bad, will next be seen on the big screen in The Homesman. He has also appeared in The Master, Battleship, and Varsity Blues. Other small screen credits include Bent, Friday Night Lights and more.

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