Hollywood funnyman Will Ferrell is in talks to take on the role of a Nazi playwright behind the flop musical in the Mel Brooks' musical The Producers.

The ELF star is considering the role of FRANZ LIEBKIND - the writer of SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER in the classic comedy - being updated for the silver screen with its Broadway stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

OSCAR-winning THE HOURS superstar Nicole Kidman is already on board as sensual secretary ULLA.

Ferrell has starred in a string of American comedies - including Zoolander and Old School.

31/03/2004 17:02