Christian Slater is set to reprise his idol Jack Nicholson's most famous role - when he plays McMURPHY in the stage version of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at this year's (04) Edinburgh Fringe FESTIVAL.

Slater, 34, beat Robert Downey Jr and Woody Harrelson to land the role in the stage version of the 1975 OSCAR-winning film - to be performed at the annual Scottish event in August.

A source says, "It's a great part and Christian will be fantastic in it.

"It's a real coup to get him over here to Edinburgh and he has certainly got the right eyebrows."

THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL actor MACKENZIE CROOK is also set to star in the play, which producers hope will move to London's legendary West End theatre area.

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