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Matt Lucas cast in Therese movie

Matt Lucas is the latest star to join the cast of upcoming big screen drama Therese.

The Little Britain star will play a policeman in director Charlie Stratton's adaptation of French author Emile Zola's 1867 novel Therese Raquin, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Matt - who had roles in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland and hit comedy film Bridesmaids - joins Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton and Oscar Isaac in the movie.

Therese tells the story of a young woman (Olsen) who is pushed into a loveless marriage to her sickly first cousin (Felton) by her overbearing aunt (Lange).

She seeks comfort in the arms of her husband's friend (Isaac), leading to a tragic outcome for all concerned.

Production is due to start next month.

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