After appearing together recently in 'Stranger Than Fiction', Oscar-winning actors Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson have signed up to co-star in an independent romantic comedy called 'Last Chance Harvey'.

The story, written by BAFTA-winning British filmmaker Joel Hopkins, focuses on an unlucky man, played by Hoffman, who meets and falls for an unlikely companion (Thompson) at his daughter's wedding.

No start date has yet been announced.

Hoffman will next appear on Irish screens with Jason Bateman and Natalie Portman in the 'Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium' and Thompson will reprise her role as Professor Sybil Trelawney this summer in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.