Hollywood legend Faye Dunaway has taken a role in a low-budget movie - to be shot in Northern Ireland capital Belfast next year (04).

Local independent film company SEVENTY PERCENT FILMS are celebrating their coup after holding talks with the actress and her agent during the recent Cannes Film Festival in the south of France.

Filming of the dark thriller POSTAGE DUE - about a local actress offered the chance to star in a Hollywood movie - will start early in the new year.

Belfast writer-director PHILIP YOUNG says, "Faye was always one of my favourite actresses and I am really looking forward to working with her.

"It's a great compliment to have her even read my script, but to say she wants to star in my film is a dream come true."

The BONNIE AND CLYDE star will take the part of a tough, no nonsense American casting director who is auditioning actors for the Hollywood movie at the centre of Postage Due.

10/06/2003 17:14