The Man of Steel star will play the lead in Pottersville, which is set in the world of furries - people who get a sexual kick out of sleeping with men and women dressed up as animals.

He tells WENN, "It's a great script written by a friend of mine. It's early days and we're very much in the thick of casting the movie, but I play the fellow who owns the general store. I'm married but my wife is cheating on me with a furry, which is this movement where people like to dress up as animals! It's a real thing on the Internet.

"One night as I'm suffering through learning of her affair, I get wasted and I dress up like Big Foot and go wandering around the woods. Someone thinks that I am actually Big Foot! This causes a stir in the town. It's a funny story."