Matt Lucas to play Alfred Hitchcock
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Matt Lucas to play Alfred Hitchcock

The actor has been picked owing to his physical similarities with the film director.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 18:33 IST

Actor Matt Lucas is to star as Alfred Hitchcock in a movie about the film director.

According to, Lucas has been signed on to appear in the film, which will focus on Hitchcock's early life in East End of London. Ewan McGregor will also appear in the film and the shooting is expected to begin later this year.

A source says: "Matt is the perfect choice. Their physical similarities are uncanny and he is a big fan of Hitch's movies. It is his first major film role and he is looking forward to going on to the big screen."

First Published: Feb 01, 2006 17:29 IST