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DeHaan lands title role in Ziggy

Dane DeHaan is to star in period musical Ziggy.

The Kill Your Darlings star has landed the title role in the film from Baz Luhrmann's protege, Australian writer and director Diesel Schwarze.

He will play Ziggy, a hunchback escape artist who arrives in New York during the late 1920s, and the movie will chart the character's rise and fall.

Rooney Mara has been cast as his love interest, a woman who is engaged to a powerful man.

Producer Lynette Howell said Ziggy is "one of the most unique scripts" she has ever read.

She went on: "Diesel has written an incredibly beautiful and ambitious story, and his background working under Baz Luhrmann combined with his prolific commercial work, lends itself to bringing this story to life in a visually inspired and exciting way.

"We are so fortunate to have Dane and Rooney onboard to develop the music with us and create something truly original, contemporary and special."

Grammy-winning British music producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid has been tasked with developing original music for the film.

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