Star Wars 7 casts Girls actor Adam Driver as Darth Vader-like villain, reports (and Lena Dunham) claim
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.
The actor rose to fame playing the neurotic Adam Sackler in Girls, with co-star Lena Dunham congratulating him about the news on Twitter.
"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?," she wrote.
Adam Driver is expected to play a villain 'similar to Darth Vader'
Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in the US on 18 December 2015.