Adam Driver is leaving Brooklyn for a galaxy far, far away! The ‘Girls’ star is very close to signing a deal to play the villain in the next ‘Star Wars’ installment, due in late 2015.
If you thought Adam Sackler was rough around the edges, get ready for Darth Vader! Adam Driver won’t be playing that iconic Star Wars villain, but he is in serious talks to take on the villain in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, Variety first reported. Keep reading to find out all the details on Adam’s big casting news!
Adam Driver To Be Cast as ‘Star Wars’ Villian
Adam Driver, the breakout male star of HBO’s Girls, is set to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, according to Variety.
While there are no details on his character, the actor, 30, is the first cast member to be revealed for the highly anticipated space odyssey film, set to be released on December 18, 2015. Other A-listers rumored to be on Disney’s and Lucasfilms’ radar are Michael B. Jordan, Saoirse Ronan and even Zac Efron!
Before Adam’s exciting news broke, Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were also rumored to be considered for the villain role.
HollywoodLife.com previously reported George Lucas‘ announcement that Harrison Ford will be returning to the upcoming installment, along with his original Star Wars trilogy cast mates Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
Will Adam Still Have Time for ‘Girls’?
It’s sure has been an exciting week for the Girls cast, but will Adam and his HBO costars still have time for their hit Emmy-winning series? Other than Adam’s likely casting in the huge motion picture, Allison Williams just announced her engagement to CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, while Girls creator Lena Dunham is set to host Saturday Night Live on March 8.
We’re so excited to see Adam branch out, but we hope he still has time for Adam Sackler! Star Wars: Episode VII has the potential to become a box office smash, resulting in another large franchise. If Adam’s villain scares enough audiences, we may be seeing him in space for quite some time — not to mention his other silver screen projects. In addition to Girls‘ season four renewal, the actor has five feature films lined up, including a gig alongside Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield in Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming Silence. Go, Adam!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Adam will make a good Star Wars villain?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister