Adam Driver says it was surreal being cast in `Star Wars Episode VII`

Washington: Adam Driver, who grew up watching ` Star Wars Episode VII,` has said that being cast in the blockbuster sci-fi franchise was `surreal`.

The 30-year-old actor, who joins Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the upcoming J.J. Abrams film, is supposed to be playing a Darth Vader-inspired character,according to reports.

The project, which also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, started filming in Abu Dhabi earlier in May, and is anticipated to release in December 2015.

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