Stunning actress Piper Perabo has been unveiled as the lucky lady chosen to play Justin Timberlake's love interest in the pop hunk's anticipated movie debut.

The 27-year-old COYOTE UGLY star, 27, will appear alongside Timberlake in EDISON, which will start filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada tomorrow (13MAR04).

The $25 million (GBP13.8 million) independent movie, written and to be directed by David Burke, also stars Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and LL COOL J.

The film tells the story of a young journalist - played by Timberlake - who uncovers an elite unit of corrupt policemen. Realising he's in over his head, he teams up with a burned-out reporter, played by Freeman, and Spacey's character, a district attorney's ace investigator.

12/03/2004 19:15