Sorry, Jesse Plemons et al., but The Force musta been stronger with him, for there was something to the rumor: Adam Driver is gonna take a break from playing with Girls to venture into a galaxy far, far away.
The Emmy-nominated actor is among the confirmed cast members of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
Also just announced?
My, Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac and About Time’s Domhnall Gleeson (both pictured here with Driver), newcomer Daisy Ridley, Andy freakin’ Serkis, Max von Sydow, and – hold on to your lightsabers! – original-trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Among others.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due out on Dec. 18, 2015.
Photos: Adam Driver (Talkbacker.com); Oscar Isaac (EZ103.CBSLocal.com); Aaron Paul (TheSundayTimes.co.uk).
Update: Check out this cast photo, which also includes British actor John Boyega, who will soon be seen on TV’s 24: Live Another Day.