Office star to play Arthur Dent

Casting has begun on the BCCi film version of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

Love Actually star Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman (Tim from The Office) are set to topline sci-fi comedy The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

Talking exclusively to BBCi FILMS, Nighy says he’s been cast as alien planet designer Slartibartfast in the long-gestating adaptation of Douglas Adams’ novel. Freeman will play Arthur Dent, the everyday Earthling thrust into an interplanetary adventure.

(Via Old Hag.)

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