After stealing two shows with acclaimed supporting roles in Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights, Jesse Plemmons is looking to undo the damage done by his participation in Battleship by starring in a film that might not be awful.
Rumors from The Wrap suggest that he’s meeting with J.J. Abrams this week to discuss starring in the new Star Wars film. Plemmons apparently impressed the producers with his audition tape, and is up for one of two roles. We don’t know what roles those would be, since the plot is unknown, possibly even to the cast and crew, so let’s just assume that they’re considering him for young Mace Windu.
Or the guy that imprisons JarJar after befriending him, only to get strangled by JarJar as he makes a final bid for escape.
We have no idea, but it sounds like he’ll be in the movie somehow.