Adam Driver will play the main villain in "Star Wars: Episode VII," according to Variety.com.
Minnie Driver? Adam's a driver? Who?
Apparently, the 30-year-old actor stars in "Girls," which lots of men don't watch. Lots. Of. Men.
The website quotes sources saying that, while no deal is done yet, Driver is close to signing up to be the bad guy in J.J. Abrams' re-start. Exact details are unknown, but Variety said the character is said to be in the vein of iconic "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader.
That better mean more Darth and less Anakin.
Driver is, unofficially, the film's first cast member to be revealed. Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm are planning the movie to open in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
Filming is scheduled to begin in April at London's Pinewood Studios. Additional cast members will likely be announced in the next month.
Variety reported Driver's name was rumored during the casting process, but the Indiana native became the top choice to play the villain in recent weeks. The delay in making a decision was due to scheduling issues between "Star Wars" and "Girls." Sources reportedly said it's not just Season 4 that was the problem, but also future seasons, since future "Star Wars" installments could coincide with upcoming seasons of "Girls." Sources reportedly said scheduling issues have been resolved and a deal should be finalized in the coming days.
Can you imagine filming on "Star Wars" being delayed by "Girls?" Plastic lightsaber-wielding nerds would overrun HBO's studios.
Abrams recently announced the script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan was finished and casting decisions were coming soon. Other rumored actors up for the villain role included Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving.
Disney declined comment on the cast.