Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson have joined the cast of Nicolas Cage’s upcoming comedy Amy Of One, adding to a list which already includes Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Wendi McLendon-Covey. The film is said to have begun filming earlier this month and is due for release sometime next year.

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage will star in the comedy as Gary Faulkner.

The comedy is based around a stranger-than-fiction GQ article by Chris Heath on Colorado resident Gary Faulkner. In 2010 Faulkner decided he was going to be the one to take down Osama Bin Laden, armed only with a sword bought from a home shopping network and a pair of night-vision goggles.

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Faulkner is said to believed he was ‘doing God’s work’ in the ultimately failed mission and tried to travel to Pakistan 11 times. News of his mission made Faulkner a minor celebrity in the US and he made numerous late night talk show appearances off the back of it.

The film will be directed by Larry Charles, who frequently collaborates with Sacha Baron Cohen (most recently working on The Dictator in 2012). The script has been adapted from Heath’s article by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Josep.

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It’s not yet known who Brand will play, but the role mark’s the comedian's first big screen role since Paradise in 2013. Brand starred in the comedy, written and directed by Diablo Cody, opposite Julianne Hough, but it suffered from negative reviews from critics earning just 21% on Rotten Tomatoes.