Date: 15th May 2001
EWAN McGREGOR and Renée Zellweger will play around in their underwear - for a new film set in a lingerie department.
The superstar pair are to appear as bitter enemies and lovers in the new World War Two comedy-drama KNICKERS.
The film focuses on the London store SELFRIDGE's, which housed WINSTON CHURCHILL's secret telephone exchange. Zellweger will play a German girl who works in the store's smalls area, but also intercepts messages coming to the British command - until she forgets her allegiance and falls in love with a layabout junior sales executive.
The film, which is being produced by LEE THOMAS and directed by JOHN McKAY, will be made in Britain next Spring (02).
A production office worker says, "Renee is simply perfect. Though her price has soared because of the success of BRIDGET JONES, she is always keen on good scripts. We are very hopeful of securing her services. " (RP/WNWCAN/NFA)