Adam Driver's character on the HBO series 'Girls' has been accused of being a goofy, a bit heartless and even weird. But now, Driver could be unleashing his dark side as the villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.

According to a report in Variety, the 30-year-old actor is close to signing a deal to play the main antagonist in the latest 'Star Wars' sequel.

Driver is the first cast member to be revealed for the film, which is expected to begin filming later this yer. Disney Studios is set a tentative 'Episode VII' release date of Dec. 18, 2015.