British actor Damian Lewis is to play the controversial former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. The star has been cast in Run This Town, a film which The Hollywood Reporter says is currently shooting in the Canadian city.
He did not divulge many other details but it is thought the movie is about a journalist who attempts to uncover a scandal involving Ford.
Ford was mayor from 2010 to 2014 but his career was hit by a number of controversies and he struggled with alcohol and drug addiction.
He admitted smoking crack cocaine after a video was seized by police during a guns and gang investigation in the city. He died from cancer in March 2016 aged 46.