Girls' Adam Driver Cast as Villain in New Star Wars Film

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Adam Driver is leaving Brooklyn, and heading to a galaxy far, far away for his next role.

The Girls star is close to signing on to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII, Variety reports.

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Details about his character are unknown except that Driver's would be similar to Star Wars' biggest villain, Darth Vader.

Driver would be the first cast member to be announced for the highly anticipated film, which hits theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. J.J. Abrams co-wrote the script and will direct the film, which begins shooting in April in London.

Star Wars: Episode VII picks up where Return of the Jedi left off.

Last month, reports surfaced that Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons was testing for a main role. In addition to Driver's role as Hannah's boyfriend on the hit HBO drama, his other credits include Inside Llweyn Davis and Frances Ha.

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