Main Stem vet Adam Driver is in negotiations to appear as a Darth Vader type villain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. According to The Hollywood Reporter the Girls star may have beaten out both Michael Fassbender and Joel Kinnaman for the gig.
The movie is scheduled to begin shooting in London this spring, although there’s Jedi training to be done before then. It’s thought that original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will return, but as Yoda would put it, it's difficult to see. Always in motion is the future. Especially when the notoriously secretive Abrams is in charge.
Driver is best known as Adam from HBO's ground-breaking series Girls. He also appeared in the films Lincoln, Gayby and J. Edgar. He appeared on the New York stage in Man and Boy, Angels in America, Look Back in Anger and Mrs. Warren's Profession.