Peter O’Toole will star in “The Final Curtain,” a showbiz comedy to be produced by U.K. lottery franchise DNA Films.
O’Toole will play the nation’s favorite entertainer, who finds his supremacy threatened by a young maverick played by Aiden Gillen. When the American networks beckon, their rivalry spins out of control.
The $6 million pic will be directed by first-timer Patrick Harkins from a screenplay by John Hodge, whose credits include “The Beach,” “Trainspotting” and “Shallow Grave.” Producer is Christopher Young.
The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures Intl., which has worldwide rights, and the Arts Council of England.