'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actor Adam Driver to host 'SNL'

Adam Driver on Playing Kylo Ren and Keeping Star Wars Secrets
Adam Driver on Playing Kylo Ren and Keeping Star Wars Secrets

Adam Driver is getting ready to travel from a galaxy far, far away to New York's Rockefeller Center.

NBC announced Saturday that Driver, who plays villain Kylo Ren in the new movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," will host "Saturday Night Live" Jan. 16. No musical guest has yet been announced.

"The Force Awakens" has taken in $129 million from abroad since it began rolling out Wednesday, distributor Disney reported Saturday.

That puts it within striking distance of the international opening weekend record of $316.1 million and the record for a worldwide -- that is foreign and domestic grosses combined -- opening weekend of $524.9 million within range. "The Force Awakens" brought in a record $120 million-plus in its first day at the North American box office, so its worldwide or global total is roughly $250 million.

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No cast member from the new film has yet hosted "SNL," though Driver's co-stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega did appear in a "Star Wars" sketch in a November episode, as did director J.J. Abrams.

View that sketch here:

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