The cast of “Girls” is having a good week. First, Lena Dunham was offered the chance to make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut, and now, Adam Driver got some good news too.

Variety” reports that Driver is close to signing a deal to play the villain in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

The character is “said to be in the vein of… Darth Vader,” though not much else is known about role.

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since it will be helmed by J.J. Abrams, who has been famously secretive about his projects in the past, including “Cloverfield,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Super 8.”

“Episode VII” is expected to continue after the events of “Return of the Jedi” and will bow on December 18, 2015.

Do you think Adam has what it takes to play a Vader-esque villain? Let us know what you think of the casting scoop in the comments!

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