Ewan McGregor is set to headline Indomina Releasing's contemporary "The Prince and the Pauper" tale, Born to Be King, Variety reports. Kate Hudson is also said to be eyeing the project as the female lead.
Written and directed by Peter Capaldi (Strictly Sinatra), Born to Be King follows an on-set battle between male and female movie stars and a situation that gets all the more complicated when an extra arrives bearing a shocking resemblance to the leading man.
McGregor was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire and Lasse Hallström's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. He'll next appear on the big screen in Bryan Singer's just-retitled Jack the Giant Slayer. Hudson, meanwhile, appeared in Something Borrowed and Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Production is planned to begin in early 2013 in London. Dan Lupovitz and Alexandra Stone are attached to produce with Elaine Collins co-producing and Ron Fogelman and William Parente executive producing.