British stand-up comedian Russell Brand to act in Butterfingers
The British stand-up comedian, actor and activist will be a part of the upcoming action comedy
Russell Brand will be seen essaying the role of a hard-up assassin in the action comedy Butterfingers. Directed by Barnaby Southcombe and based on a script by Tom Nash, the film will be introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next week.
Butterfingers follows the story of a lonely and down-on-his-luck hit man named Keith (Brand) also known as Butterfingers, as he competes against arch-rival Perry, who is after the same target in Spain.
When Perry beats Keith to the chase and kidnaps the target's ex-love, Keith reluctantly takes their teenage son and nine-year-old daughter as secondary leverage, resulting in a race across Europe as he's forced to deal with the antics of children while attempting to make it to the mark first.
Mark Lane, James Harris, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones of Fyzz will produce the film alongside Embargo Films. The production is scheduled to begin in July in the UK.
"Tom has written a brilliantly funny script that finds a new fan with every read," says Lane, adding, "We could not be more excited to be working with Russell and Barnaby to bring Butterfingers alive."