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Sunday 28 December 2014

O'Dowd makes laughs for The Coward

Chris O'Dowd arriving for the premiere of The Sapphires at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 16, 2012. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Chris O'Dowd could be joining The Coward

Chris O'Dowd could be joining period comedy The Coward.

The Irish star is said to be in talks for Max Winkler's upcoming film version of Nick Jones' play, reported The Wrap.

Girls actor Adam Driver is already on board as the cowardly son of a nobleman, who decides to hire a criminal (tipped to be played by Chris) to take his place in a fighting contest in the film, which is set in 18th-century England.

But the tables are turned when the scoundrel attempts to steal his employer's identity.

Max and Matt Spicer have adapted the script for the big screen.

It would mark a reunion for Chris and Adam, who have starred in HBO series Girls.

Chris is next starring in Christopher Guest show Family Tree, which debuts on US screens in May, and has lent his voice in animated film Epic.

The 33-year-old will also appear in Thor: The Dark World, and is gearing up to shoot indie comedy St Vincent De Van Nuys with Bill Murray.

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