Michael Fassbender and Domhnal Gleeson are set to star in Lenny Abrahamson's new rock star comedy Frank.

The film will tell the story about a wannabe musician (Gleeson) who finds out he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious Frank (Fassbender).

The film will be co-financed by the Irish Film Board and Film4 and will be produced by David Barron, Ed Guiney and Stevie Lee.

Element Pictures producer Guiney said: "Frank is a wonderfully funny script which brings together Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Lenny Abrahamson three of the most exciting Irish talents working in cinema today."

The script was written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare at Goats).

Director Abrahamson (Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did) is set to begin shooting on the comedy late this year.