David Threlfall will star as British comic Tommy Cooper in a TV movie for UK broadcaster ITV.
Produced by Left Bank Pictures, Tommy (1×120′) is written by Simon Nye and will focus on the dilemma the married comedian faced when he fell in love with his assistant and started a relationship that would last 17 years.
The cast will also include Amanda Redman, while Cooper’s friend John Fisher will be a consultant.
Tommy will be executive produced by Andy Harries and produced by Lucy Dyke.
Filming is set to take place in London next month.