The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Malkovich is thumbing a ride on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the adaptation of the Douglas Adams classic, for Spyglass Entertainment/Walt Disney Pictures.

Malkovich will play a religious cult leader called Humma Kavula, created by Adams especially for the film.

"Galaxy" begins shooting this month in London, with Garth Jennings at the helm. Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell and Martin Freeman also star.