Russell Brand Cast as Hitman in “Butterfingers”

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Actor/comedian has lined up his next project, playing a down-on-his-luck hitman in the comedy , which will start production in July in the U.K.

Brand will play Keith, a hitman known as Butterfingers, who is involved in a race to score a hit before his arch-rival, while at the same time watching over two kids he’s kidnapped.

Butterfingers is directed by Barnaby Southcombe (I, Anna) with the screenplay by Tom Nash. is financing the film that will be produced by ’s Mark Lane, James Harris, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones along with .

Highland Group will handle global sales at next week’s Berlin Festival.

Repped by and , Brand’s first breakout role came from appearing in Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which was followed by Get Him to the Greek. More recently, Brand voiced the role of Creek in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls and appeared in Larry Charles’ Army of One, both of which were released in the U.S. on Nov. 4, 2016.

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