Wrestler-turned-actor The Rock has signed up to star as a safecracker in movie comedy INSTANT KARMA.

The Scorpion King muscleman - whose character dies and is then reincarnated as a series of different animals - will act alongside PIERCE BROSNAN, Mira Sorvino and Eartha Kitt in the new film, which is a mixture of live action and CGI.

Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder will also voice animals in the movie.

Instant Karma is scripted by Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott.

16/10/2003 21:14