Rapper-turned-actress Queen Latifah has signed up to star in a remake of Alec Guinness' classic comedy LAST HOLIDAY - and she plans to take on his role.

The OSCAR-nominated CHICAGO star will switch the lead character's gender in the update of the 1950 film to play a shy sales clerk who, after learning she has a terminal illness, takes off on a European vacation.

Latifah, real name Dana Owens, also switched the original character's sex in her upcoming remake of French movie TAXI, which also stars SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Jimmy Fallon.

29/04/2004 09:00