Deadline is reporting that Adam Driver, most known for being Lena Dunham’s boyfriend on Girls, has been cast as the lead in the upcoming film Coward.
The comedy takes place in 18th century England and is considered a match between Barry Lyndonand Trading Places. Driver plays Lucidus, a nobleman who hails from a family with a track record of men who came out on the losing end of to-the-death duels. When Lucidus is challenged to trade pistol shots, he panics and hires a common criminal to take his place in the duel. Trouble is, that criminal decides the life of a nobleman is a step up and he steals his employer’s identity.