Adam Driver In Talks To Play Star Wars Villain

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February 26, 2014 | 5:56pm EST

Actor Adam Driver is in talks to portray a villain in the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode Vii.
The Lincoln star was first linked to the sci-fi film last year, but scheduling issues reportedly stood in the way.
However, Driver is now nearing a deal to take on a villainous role in the J.J. Abrams movie, according to
Details about the character Driver has been tapped to play have yet to be released.
Casting details have been shrouded in secrecy, but rumors suggest Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Gary Oldman and little-known Irish actor Jack Reynor have all been approached about starring in the film, while Saoirse Ronan and Michael B. Jordan have both confirmed they have auditioned for roles.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to hit theatres next year.