Matt Lucas to play Hitchcock
13:30 31 January 2006
'Little Britain' star Matt Lucas is reportedly set to play Alfred Hitchcock in a new film.
The comic actor is said to have signed to appear in the film about the movie director's early life in London.
Although few details about the untitled project have been released, it's thought Lucas will star alongside 'Star Wars' heartthrob Ewan McGregor.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper the 31-year-old is ideal to play the celebrated filmmaker, who is known for hits like 'Psycho' and 'The Birds'.
The insider revealed: "Matt is the perfect choice. Their physical similarities are uncanny and he is a big fan of Hitchcock's movies."
The actor can't wait to play the legendary director, who died in 1980 aged 1981.
The source added: "It's his first major film role and he's looking forward to going on the big screen."
Shooting is set to begin later this year.
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