Little Britain Star Reveals Multi-character Movie Plans

by | 22 September 2008

Matt Lucas and David Walliams are working on a film that sees them playing a number of characters, it has emerged.

The Little Britain stars have begun work the project with Dreamworks studios and hope for international success, Lucas told BBC News.

"We've got an idea that excites us that we hope will appeal to audiences in lots of different countries," he explained.

"The two of us will play five or six characters that will go around together, so it'll be technically very challenging," he added.

"It's a story we created with a writer called Will Davies and he's written a script."

He continued: "We looked at people like Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy and how they appear as lots of different characters.

"And as our audience on TV are used to seeing us playing different characters, we thought it would be interesting to make a movie where we all play lots of characters and have scenes where they all interact."

Little Britain USA, a Stateside version of their hit sketch show, begins on HBO in the US on Sunday September 28th and is to feature guest spots from the likes of Paul Rudd, Sting and Rosie O'Donnell.

Fan favourites such as Lou and Andy, Daffyd and Vicky Pollard also feature in the new series.

Lucas, meanwhile, revealed his excitement at starring as Tweedledum and Tweedledee in Tim Burton's Alice and Wonderland.

"I think a lot of the work is going to be green screen but I've seen some set designs and what the characters are going to look like and they look absolutely extraordinary," he explained.

"I pinch myself when I think I'm going to be playing a part in a Disney movie directed by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp - I can't quite believe it's going to be happening."


22/09/2008 17:15:53


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Tags: Matt Lucas - David Walliams - Disney - Dreamworks - Eddie Murphy - HBO - Johnny Depp - Mike Myers - Tim Burton


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