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Rafe Spall to be romantic lead

Rafe Spall is being lined up to play the leading man in romantic comedy I Give It A Year.

The English actor, who previously portrayed William Shakespeare in Anonymous, is in talks to star in Oscar-nominee Dan Mazer's directorial debut, reports Variety.

The film is said to follow an odd couple as they face the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage, with Rafe tipped to play the husband.

There is no word yet as to who would be cast as his wife.

Filming is scheduled to begin in the coming months, with a potential release in 2013.

Rafe, who played Anne Hathaway's hapless boyfriend Ian in One Day, will next appear in Ridley Scott's Prometheus alongside Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and fellow Brit Idris Elba.

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