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Adam Driver to Play an Eighteenth-Century Coward

Adam Driver attends the Premiere Of "Girls" Season 2 Hosted By HBO at NYU Skirball Center on January 9, 2013 in New York City.

Welcome to Adam Driver's School of Avoiding Typcasting. Deadline reports that the Girls weirdo has been cast in the lead of Coward, which they describe as a cross between Barry Lyndon and Trading Places. Driver will play an eighteenth-century nobleman who's challenged to a duel and out of fear hires a criminal to take his place. However, the criminal likes this fancy nobleman life and tries to steal Driver's identity. Hopefully there's a happy ending when Driver's character learns that non-nobleman don't have to wear shirts.

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