Funnyman Rowan Atkinson is to reteam with his Johnny English director Peter Howitt to revamp Charles DICkens' David Copperfield.
The movie pals have secured a $30 million (GBP15 million) budget for the project, which is set to start shooting in 2008.
Atkinson will play Copperfield's landlord Mr. Micawber in the latest version of DICkens' hardship tale.
The last time the story hit the big screen was in 1935 when W.C. Fields played Micawber.
The BEAN star left the crew in stitches of laughter as they watched
rubber-faced actor trying to successfully lock lips with the leggy brunette.
Tasha laughs, "The kissing scene was funny. Rowan is usually the total
professional but when we had to kiss it took us about 25 takes.
Continue reading: Rowan Stumbles At Kissing Block
MR BEAN star Rowan Atkinson is a perfectionist - so much so, it makes him unhappy.
The comic actor, who is about to release spy spoof Johnny English, says that he drives directors mad and also makes himself miserable.
He says, "I find work very stressful and I'm always convinced that whatever I've just finished working on has never been as good as it could have been. I drove Peter Howitt, the film's director, mad because even if we'd done a good take, I was convinced we could do a better one. All I can say in my defence is that being like that isn't particularly fun for me either.
Continue reading: Rowan Atkinson. .i.m Difficult.
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