Johnny Vegas joins film about would-be stand-up | Jimmy Cricket also features

Johnny Vegas joins film about would-be stand-up

Jimmy Cricket also features

Johnny Vegas and Jimmy Cricket are to appear together in a film about a would-be stand-up.

The duo have both signed on for cameo roles in Womble, an independent feature film being shot in Prestatyn, North Wales, this summer.

It revolves around Aloysius Rupert Womble, a thirtysomething Man with Asperger's Syndrome, whose dream is to become a stand-up. Tom Spencer, an actor with Asperger’s, takes the lead role.

Cricket is making his big-screen debut in the movie, and plays himself, as the judge of a local talent competition that Womble enters. It has not yet been revealed what role Vegas will play.

The film will be shot in June and released next year. It is being directed by Lee Howard, who co-wrote the script, and produced via his company Best Pictures.

Howard broke the news of Vegas’s involvement to the Daily Post in Wales, saying: ‘We’ve been in talks with Johnny for some time now and it’s been hard to keep this exciting news to ourselves. We’ve got a fantastic cast of local actors and guest stars but Johnny’s special talent really is an amazing addition to our production.’

Cricket tweeted yesterday: ‘Great to hear @JohnnyVegasReal will feature alongside me in #womblemovie. This is turning out to be UK film of year!’

Published: 17 Apr 2015

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