TRAINSPOTTING director Danny Boyle has cast British television star James NESBITT as the lead in his new BREWSTER'S MILLIONS-style film.

Nesbitt, who won fame in his role as ADAM in acclaimed drama COLD FEET, will play the father of two sons in MILLIONS who discover a quarter of a million pounds but have to spend it in under a week.

The plot, which deals with the thorny issue of Britain joining the European single currency, looks at the family's attempt to make the most of the pounds they have before they are no longer valid, as Euros take their place.

Filming of the project, which also stars British comedian Daisy Donovan, has already begun in Liverpool, north England.

26/05/2003 02:55