Star Wars: Episode VII might just have found its villain

News Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 06:59

Adam Driver, of Girls fame, is reportedly set to play the lead villain in JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII...

It looks like we've actually got a bona fide, concrete piece of casting news for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. There's certainly been no shortage of rumours over the past year or so, many of which we expect to be confirmed over the coming months. But Variety is now reporting that Adam Driver is about to sign up to play the lead villain in the new Star Wars film.

Driver, best known for the TV show Girls (and previously linked with playing Nightwing in Batman Vs Superman), is set to play a character that's being described as "in the vein" of Darth Vader. Driver's deal is expected to be "finalized in the coming days".

Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to start shooting in the UK in April. We'd imagine most of the cast will be confirmed via a start of production press release around then.

Variety.

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