Sherlock star Andrew Scott has joined Amy Huberman, Hugh O'Conor, Brian Gleeson and Peter McDonald in the new comedy The Stag, which begins shooting in Dublin next week.

IFTN reports that the film, co-written by McDonald and director John Butler, follows a group of friends on a stag party, with Dubliner Scott playing the best man.

Huberman plays the bride-to-be and the cast also includes Michael Legge and Andrew Bennett.

Butler makes his feature directing debut on the film, having previously directed the shorts George and The Ballad of Kid Kanturk and the RTÉ comedy series Your Bad Self.