Beautiful Fantastic Rhys Ifans

November 4th, 2010

Rhys Ifans has signed up for 'This Beautiful Fantastic'.

The 'Mr. Nice' actor will star alongside Keira Knightley's boyfriend Rupert Friend and British star Bill Nighy on the project.

Initially the film had Carey Mulligan attached to play the lead character Bella Brown with Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Ecclestone and Mackenzie Crook in supporting roles, Deadline.com reports.

However, the original four seem to be no longer involved, with an as-yet-unknown actress taking on Bella.

The movie tells the tale of a reclusive author who spends most of her time penned up at home, but on a trip to the library she meets an inventor named Billy who enjoys the more chaotic things in life.

Terry Loane was originally on-board to direct, and it is not known if he will continue in such a capacity.

Ifans was recently announced as the star set to play the bad guy in the upcoming 'Spider-Man' prequel fronted by Andrew Garfield.