‘Girls’ star Adam Driver to play a ‘Star Wars’ villain

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Adam Driver attends 'Red Flag' New York Screening at Sunshine Landmark on February 20, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Adam Driver is set to try being evil. Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Some days, it’s good to have a face like a handsome alien.

Adam Driver, the “Girls” star who looks like the love child of sexy and weird, is putting those unconventional good looks to excellent use: He’s close to signing a deal to play a villain in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII,” according to Variety. Sources say his character will be in the vein of Darth Vader. Apparently, the only holdup was his “Girls” shooting schedule, but surely Hannah and Marnie’s Brooklynite fretting is no match for the power of the Force.

Although breathless casting rumors have swirled around just about every Hollywood male since the J.J. Adams-directed reboot was announced, nothing has been confirmed yet, including for Driver — not by the “Star Wars” people, anyhow. Driver’s co-star and boss Lena Dunham seems pretty sure he’s got the job.

OK, maybe not totally sure.

It’s a good day for the “Girls” gang: Driver’s costar Allison Williams just got engaged.


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