Hollywood star Brad Pitt is to embark on a new sideline - as a radio presenter.

The FIGHT CLUB star has agreed to narrate a documentary about singer-songwriter NICK DRAKE - who died from a drugs overdose in 1974 - for British station BBC RADIO 2.

Pitt, who is a big fan of Drake, says, "I was introduced to Nick Drake's music about five years ago, and am a huge admirer of his records.

"When Radio 2 approached me to get involved in this project, I was delighted to be asked and pleased that I was able to fit it into my schedule."

The 40-year-old actor recorded the script last weekend (03/04APR04) in Hollywood during a break from filming OCEAN'S ELEVEN sequel, OCEAN'S TWELVE.

06/04/2004 21:24