The 33-year-old actor is set to star in Spike Lee’s new movie which is set to be produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw productions, Deadline reports.
‘Black Klansman’ follows Ron Stallworth, a detective from Colorado Springs, who answers an ad in the local paper seeking new Klan members.
Stallworth rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter – even though he’s African American.
Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmont have all adapted the autobiography by Stallworth and the movie will be produced by Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Jason Blum, Peele and Lee.
QC Entertainment have been developing the script for the new movie for the last two years.
Driver was last seen starring alongside Channing Tatum in ‘Logan Lucky’ and is set to reprise his role as Kylo Ren in the eighth ‘Star Wars’ movie ‘The Last Jedi’ this December.
Rian Johnson – who helms latest episode in sci-fi franchise – said the movie’s villain Kylo was one of his favourite roles to write, as he believes despite the character’s evil streak, he is someone audiences can “relate” to.
Speaking previously, Johnson said: “Writing Kylo Ren is just so much fun. ‘Star Wars’ boils down to the transition from adolescence into adulthood. That’s the heart of these films and Rey is most obviously the one that hangs on. But it’s also Kylo.
“In the originals you project entirely onto Luke, while Darth Vader is the scary other – he’s the Minotaur. The fascinating thing about Kylo and Rey is that they’re two sides of something.
“We can all relate to Kylo: to that anger of being in the turmoil of adolescence and figuring out who he’s going to be as a man; dealing with anger and wanting to separate from his family. He’s not Vader – at least, he’s not Vader yet – and that’s something I really wanted to get into.”