Former rap star Queen Latifah has a bizarre new movie role - she's playing a female version of SIR Alec Guinness' character in a remake of fifties film LAST HOLIDAY.

Latifah, who won plaudits for her performance in OSCAR winning film Chicago last year (02), will play a female interpretation of Guinness' GEORGE Bird character, who tries to make the most of his life after being told he is going to die within months.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit writers Peter Seaman and Jeffrey Price are penning the script for Paramount Studios.

03/11/2003 17:18