British comedian Russell Brand to star as hitman in indie comedy caper Butterfingers

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Feb,12 2018 16:05:58 IST

Los Angeles: Russell Brand has been roped in to star as an assassin in the action comedy, Butterfingers.

The 42-year-old actor-comic will play a hitman who has befallen bad times in the film, to be directed by Barnaby Southcombe, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Actor and comedian Russell Brand speaks during the taping of the Spike TV special tribute "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" at the Saban theatre in Beverly Hills, California November 3, 2012. The program airs November 14. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - GM1E8B419SL01

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The movie is based on the script penned by Tom Nash and will be showcased at the European Film Market in Berlin next week.

The story follows Brand's Keith (known as Butterfingers) as he competes against arch-rival Perry, who is after the same target in Spain.

When Perry defeats Keith in the quest and kidnaps the target's former flame, Butterfingers unwillingly takes their children as secondary leverage, resulting in a race across Europe. Keith now has to find a balance between dealing with the antics of children and attempting to make it to the mark first.

The production on the film is scheduled to begin in July in the UK.

Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 16:05 PM