Sam gets a head

Hitchhikers' Zaphod is named

The final star of the forthcoming Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy movie has been named as Sam Rockwell.

The 35-year-old will play two-headed, three-armed Zaphod Beeblebrox in a cast that also includes The Office's Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent.

It won't be Rockwell's first brush with sci-fi comedy, as he also starred in Galaxy Quest alongside Sigourney Weaver in 1999.

His other screen roles include Welcome to Collinwood, Charlie's Angels and Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (pictured).

Last week, it was announced that hip-hop star Mos Def will play Arthur Dent with Zooey Deschanel as Zaphod's girlfriend Trillian.

Filming starts at Estree Studios on April 19, with Garth Jennings of music video directors Hammer and Tongs at the helm.

Published: 5 Feb 2004

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