Hugh Bonneville wanted for Mrs Brown's Boys film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 January 2013
Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville is wanted to star in the big-screen adaptation of award-winning BBC sitcom 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' as creator and star Brendan O'Carroll thinks he would be "brilliant" in the film

Hugh Bonneville is wanted for a 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' film.

The 'Downton Abbey' actor is being sought after by creator Brendan O'Carroll, who also stars as lead character Agnes Brown, to play a lawyer who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome in a big-screen adaptation of the award-winning BBC sitcom as Brendan thinks he would be "brilliant" in the movie.

He told The Sun newspaper: "This barrister hasn't represented anyone for five years because when he is under pressure he develops Tourette's.

"I'm hoping to get Hugh Bonneville for the part. I wrote it with him in mind and couldn't stop laughing - I think he'd be brilliant."

The £3.8 million flick will follow Agnes taking on a syndicate wanting to build a shopping centre where her vegetable stall is, with Hugh helping out the case.

Brendan continued: "The movie will revolve around a court case after a politician, developer and banker team up to close a Dublin market.

"They think Agnes's stall will be easy to shut down because she's a widow - but she has no intention of going anywhere without a fight.

"She employs a solicitor, who her daughter Cathy (Jennifer Gibney) falls for, and a barrister - which is where Hugh will come in."

The film, which currently called 'Mrs Brown, D'Movie', is scheduled for a June 2014 release.

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