According to Variety, Funnyman Rip Torn is taking a more serious turn and will star in Sony's Marie Antoinette, directed by Sofia Coppola.

Torn will play Louis XV, father of Louis XVI, played by Jason Schwartzman. Kirsten Dunst is toplining as Marie.

The biopic about the 18th century Gallic queen recently started production in France.

Coppola penned the screenplay for the pic.