Chris O’Dowd is set to star in The Coward which is an adaptation of a Nick Jones play being directed by Max Winkler.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film will also star Adam Driver from the hit HBO series, Girls, which O’Dowd also recently appeared in.

The tale is set in 18th century England with Driver playing the cowardly son of a nobleman who decides to hire a criminal (O’Dowd) to fight a duel for him. The criminal decides to kill him and take his place and his father goes along with the plan.

O’Dowd is appearing in Christopher Guest’s new show Family Tree which will be seen on television screens in the US in May.