“Star Wars” has been in the news a lot in the past six months. First, there was the announcement last year that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm and the rights to the entire “Star Wars” universe to Disney for a cool $4.5 billion. Shortly afterwards, Disney announced that it was going to be making a new series of “Star Wars” movies. J.J. Abrams was soon named as the director and co-writer of the project. Since then, the news regarding the latest film in the saga has come on a regular basis. The recent buzz has concerned the unveiling of the cast for the new film, which includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.
However, there had been some casting news previously released regarding “Star Wars: Episode 7,” as it has come to be known. Last February, it was announced that Adam Driver, a regular on the hit HBO comedy “Girls,” will be playing a villain in the new film. One of the first thoughts from die hard “Girls” fans is how this might impact Driver’s role in the series. Based on the events of the season three finale, it seemed like this was a legitimate concern. In the final episode, Adam and Hannah broke up, seemingly setting up Driver’s exit from the series. However, that is not the case.
Even though it would appear that Adam will be trying to pursue a career on Broadway in New York City, and Hannah will be moving to Iowa to begin writing school, Driver will still play a role on the critically-acclaimed comedy. While a spokesperson for HBO has confirmed that Driver will indeed be back, he would not elaborate as to what extent that will be.
It would appear that the producers of the movie and the show are doing Driver a huge favor by arranging the actor’s shooting schedule so that he will be able to do both. He must have made a good impression with Mr. Abrams and the rest of the big shots involved in the film, since they are going above and beyond the call of duty to allow him to do both projects. Driver will certainly be racking up the frequent flyer miles. The “Girls” set is in New York and the “Star Wars” set is in London.