Variety is reporting that Girls and Inside Llewyn Davis star Adam Driver is close to signing a deal that would see him play a new villain in the up and coming Star Wars VII. Davis had previously been rumoured to be playing Nightwing in Batman Vs Superman but that seems to have cooled in recent weeks. Filming for the new Star Wars film starts in April at Pinewood studios in the UK so expect plenty of casting news over the coming weeks. Other actors rumoured to be involved are Hugo Weaving known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy and Michael Fassbender of Prometheus and the up and coming X-Men Days of Future Past. No official statement has been made by Disney regarding casting or plot of the movie as of yet.