Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy Born to Be King, with Kate Hudson in talks to star as well.

Peter Capaldi will direct from his own original screenplay. The story follows a Hollywood extra (Ewan McGregor) who bares an uncanny resemblance to a big time star. Kate Hudson will play a starlet embroiled in a war with one of her co-stars, if she officially signs on.

The film is scheduled to shoot this January at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.