This one was a certainty. Sources confirmed Adam Driver’s involvement to EW back in February: Darth Driver! ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has its first actor
Driver has a major supporting turn in This Is Where I Leave You, director Shawn Levy’s adaptation of novelist Jonathan Tropper’s family comedy (out Sept. 12). Driver co-stars as Phillip, the skin-of-his-teeth survivor and youngest sibling of Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Corey Stoll. During his father’s funeral, he contributes to the distress by bringing his much older therapist/girlfriend (Connie Britton) to stay at the family home.
Driver first hit everyone’s radar in the HBO series Girls, where he plays Adam, the blunt and peculiar boyfriend of Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath. He’s also made waves with standout supporting roles in Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Lincoln. Aside from Lincoln, Driver has always tended toward smaller films, and a role in one of the world’s most high-profile franchises is clearly a big departure.