Star Wars 7 casts 'Girls' actor Adam Driver as Darth Vader-like villain, reports (and Lena Dunham) claim
Actor will trade Williamsburg for a galaxy far, far away
There has been no shortage of Star Wars cast rumours in recent months, but Variety seems pretty damn certain about Driver's involvement, which apparently comes after logistical problems due to his commitment to the HBO comedy were resolved.
"Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader," the publication claims.
We're VERY proud of Adam Driver re: Star Wars. He's about to rip a hole in da force. Is that a thing? I guess I should see those movies?— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 26, 2014
Abrams has reportedly been interested in casting Driver for months, though Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving had also been linked to the main villain role.
Casting for characters on the right side of The Force have yet to be announced, though original Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are expected to return in some capacity.
Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in the US on 18 December 2015.
Adam Driver is expected to play a villain 'similar to Darth Vader'
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