Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to star in the forthcoming comedy movie Frank, it has been revealed.

The cast list was leaked by newspaper Albuquerque Business First and contained Gyllenhaal's name, although not the part that she will play.

The film will be directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did) and also stars Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson.

It tells 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 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).

Frank is due to begin shooting in New Mexico and Dublin later this year.