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This actor says he wants to play the “sexy felon” who went viral on the Internet

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Reported by Liku Zelleke

The Jeremy Meeks story doesn’t look like it is going to die soon. In fact, it might be saved for posterity if Hollywood is to have its way.

The Vampire Diaries” actor, Kendrick Sampson, has said that he wants to play the role of Meeks in a movie about the villain whose glossy-magazine look has managed to sweep women off of their feet. Ever since his arrest on five weapons charges and one gang charge when police allegedly found a pistol in the trunk of his car, Meeks’ mug shot has gone viral.

In a tweet, Sampson said: “My next role. #JeremyMeeks.”

When their pictures are placed side by side, the two men have an uncanny resemblance. In fact, if it weren’t for the tattoos that are clearly visible on Meeks’ neck and the single teardrop underneath his left eye, the photos could have been mistaken for two pictures of the same person.

But it is the tattoos that give a shocking reminder that you are looking into the face of a potentially violent man – because they are the emblems of a gangster. Unseen in the photo is the word “Crip” on his forearm showing his affiliation to the Northside Gangster Crips.

Meeks’ bail was set at $1 million after he had appeared briefly at an arraignment in Stockton on Friday. His next appearance has been scheduled for June 27th.

According to a police statement, Meeks was stopped after he was seen leaving a house where a search warranted was about to be executed. While searching his car, they found a 9mm round of ammunition and a small amount of what they believe is marijuana in the passenger’s compartment. When they got to the trunk, police allegedly found an unregistered and loaded Armory .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and two extended clips for the same weapon.

Meeks’ mother, Katherine Angier, says that her son is innocent and has even started a GoFundMe page to raise $25,000 to get him a fair trial. So far, she’s only made it about $500.

What her son is getting plenty of, are propositions from all the women who are in love with his good looks.