Funnyman Russell Brand is to play a hippie in the new movie The President Stole My Girlfriend.
The 36-year-old will produce and star in the forthcoming comedy, which has been written by Matt Portenoy, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Brand says the movie has been inspired by a meeting he had with the Warner Bros studio's president.
"In this movie, the president steals the girlfriend of a sexy hippie - me, obviously. It was inspired by the night I naively invited Warners president Jeff Robinov for dinner," Brand said.
The actor will also be seen in musical Rock of Ages, which features actors Tom Cruise and Mary J Blige.