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dinsdag 29 januari 2013

'Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville for 'Mrs Brown's Boys' movie?

Hugh Bonneville is reportedly being lined up to star in the upcoming Mrs Brown's Boys movie.

The Downton Abbey actor is wanted for the film version of the BBC sitcom by creator and star Brendan O'Carroll, reports The Sun.

Bonneville would play Mrs Brown's lawyer who also has Tourette's Syndrome.

The Mrs Brown's Boys movie would focus on Agnes Brown challenging a company that wants to build a shopping centre where her vegetable stall stands.

O'Carroll said: "This barrister hasn't represented anyone for five years because when he is under pressure he develops Tourette's.

"I'm hoping to get Hugh Bonneville for the part. I wrote it with him in mind and couldn't stop laughing - I think he'd be brilliant."

He added: "The movie will revolve around a court case after a politician, developer and banker team up to close a Dublin market.

"They think Agnes's stall will be easy to shut down because she's a widow - but she has no intention of going anywhere without a fight.

"She employs a solicitor, who her daughter Cathy [wife Jennifer Gibney] falls for, and a barrister - which is where Hugh will come in."

Filming for the project is scheduled to begin in August for a 2014 release.