Actor, producer and director Danny DeVito is to visit Dublin next year to attend a special tribute at the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Taking place from February 14th until 24th next year, Danny will make a guest appearance to be presented with the Volta, the festival's career achievement award.

The Volta awards are named after Ireland’s first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre, which was established by James Joyce in 1909 on Dublin’s Mary Street.

Previous recipients have included Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Paolo Sorrentino.

Season Tickets for the festival are currently available from the festival website at an early bird rate of €195.

Incidentally, the last time DeVito was in Dublin he really put his foot in it.