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March 17, 2014

Mishawaka native making his mark on Hollywood


It's a dark look that bodes well for Driver's prospects of landing the role of a lifetime in Disney and Lucasfilm's next "Star Wars" offering. Meanwhile, Driver is currently filming Warner Bros.' "Midnight Special," and he's gearing up for lead role in Martin Scorsese's "Silence."

And, of course, there's "Girls," currently airing its third season, and he plays a troubled playboy in Shawn Levy's film "This Is Where I Leave You," set to premiere in the fall.

"We're still waiting for the word," Wright says of Driver's pending "Star Wars VII" deal.

The reverend smiles a smile that still can't believe the kid he and Nancy Wright raised in Mishawaka is diving head-on into his new real-life role as the next big thing. -- the It guy.

"I'm honored, joyful," Wright says. "Of course nobody agrees on everything, but I applaud him for his work ethic.

"And this," the reverend says, "is always what he wanted to do."


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