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11/09/2013 09:11 am ET Updated Nov 11, 2013

'Girls' Star Adam Driver Could Play Nightwing In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

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Maybe Ray can play The Flash. As reported by TheWrap on late Friday night, "Girls" star Adam Driver is among three actors in contention to star as Dick Grayson a.k.a. Nightwing a.k.a. Batman's estranged sidekick in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel, "Batman Vs. Superman." The trade publication was not privy to the other two names.

That Grayson will be part of Snyder's 2015 film was first reported by Latino Review on Wednesday. The site noted that "Batman Vs. Superman" producers were looking for "a young John Hawkes-type" to play the role, which will find Grayson and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) at odds as the film starts. (Grayson, of course, was first known as Robin in the Batman comics.)

Whether Driver, who plays Adam on the HBO series "Girls" and was a recent Emmy nominee, snags the role is unclear, but his career is definitely on the upswing.

“I'm definitely trying to figure this all out as I go along, how to craft a career," Driver told The New York Times in a recent interview. "As things get bigger, I have days of depression, sitting in the house and wondering 'What are you doing? Is it even relevant?' [...] I'm not against Hollywood at all. I just want to be involved with good writing and work that has some kind of meaning."

"Batman Vs. Superman" is due out in theaters on July 17, 2015. For more on Driver and the rumor, head to TheWrap.

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