Zeta-Jones' Welsh movie in trouble

Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones' planned musical movie about her native Wales has been delayed because of the struggling US dollar.

Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones' planned musical movie about her native Wales has been delayed because of the struggling US dollar.

Coming Out - which Zeta-Jones plans to star in and produce with her brother Lyndon - was due to begin shooting in Wales this month but the film has been hit by the falling value of the US dollar against the Bri tish pound. The film's budget is in dollars.

Zeta-Jones' agents are also reportedly unhappy she has devoted so much time to an independent project without guaranteed earnings - she will take a share of profits rather than a salary.

The shooting schedule has been reduced to 42 days, but director Joel Zwick is confident the show will go on, and that he can recruit a host of Welsh-born stars to join Zeta-Jones and Scot Alan Cumming - who will play a gay cabaret performer forced to take control of a struggling Welsh rugby team when his father dies.

Zwick tells PageSic.com: "We'll make it with Welsh actors. (There's) Plenty. How's Alan Cumming, Christian Bale and, since it's a musical, Tome Jones? And with Catherine starring in it, how's Anthony Hopkins playing her father?"

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