J.J. Abrams' 'STAR WARS: EPISODE VII' Casts Its Main Villain!

Adam Driver is in final talks for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Variety report that while no deal is done as of yet, the actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The character is said to be in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Driver's name had been rumored during the casting process, but in recent weeks, the Indiana native has become the studios’ top choice to play the main villain.The delay in making a decision was due to scheduling issues with Star Wars & his HBO show Girls. EW & THR backed up the report. Hit the jump for the details.

This news was followed up by a tweet from Girls star Lena Dunham:

Disney is making the movie after buying Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion in 2012. Star Wars: Episode VII hits theatres on Dec. 18th 2015.

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