The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: According to Variety, "The Office" star Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel and Mos Def top the cast of Spyglass Entertainment/Walt Disney Pictures' feature version of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith (aka Hammer & Tongs) will direct the pic, which starts shooting April 19th in London.

The story centers on Arthur Dent (Freeman), who is whisked off the planet by Ford Prefect (Def), an undercover alien researching "The Hitchhiker's Guide" just before Earth is destroyed to create a new hyperspace freeway.

Deschanel will play Trillian, girlfriend of Zaphod Beeblebrox, a two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and current president of the Galaxy. That role has still to be cast.

Brian B.