MR NICE star Rhys Ifans is favourite to land another top role – in a remake of cult 1970s series Catweazle.
The Welsh wildman, pictured, is tipped to take the lead in a new version of the 11th-century wizard who finds himself in the present day while fleeing from the Normans after accidentally starting the Battle of Hastings.
The new film will be the focus of a new reality television show to chose an unknown teenager to play Catweazle’s friend Carrot in the $10m movie.
Executives are currently in negotiations with ITV over making the programme, with Bafta-winning director John Henderson lined up to make the following film.
He said: “Catweazle the Movie, gives us the chance to bring a character adored by millions to the big screen in an exciting rollercoaster of a tale that’s as timeless as the wizard himself, yet as modern as the time our hapless hairy adventurer now finds himself.”