Benicio Del Toro looks set to play a lovestruck writer in a new contemporary romantic film called How the Light Gets In.

The Oscar-winning actor is set to play the part of a Chilean novelist residing in Paris who falls in love, according to Variety.

The 45-year-old is set to team-up with American producer Laura Bickford on the film.

Speaking about the new project, Bickford said: “Benicio and I have a long creative partnership. We started developing Che before Traffic.

“I really wanted to develop something where he could be funny and romantic.”