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Martin inks for ‘Bilko’

Steve Martin has signed on to star as “Sgt. Bilko,” headlining the Universal/Imagine comedy that will begin shooting in March 1995, sources have confirmed.

The feature, based on the character created by Phil Silvers in his 1950s TV show, will be directed by Jonathan Lynn. Talks had been ongoing with Martin for several weeks but were finally wrapped late last week.

Martin is currently in the midst of filming the as-yet-untitled Nora Ephron pic at TriStar. After that, he is skedded to start work on “Father of the Bride II” for Touchstone, followed by “Bilko.”

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