Ben Kingsley has been cast in the third instalment of Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum series.

The 68-year-old actor is in talks to play an Egyptian Pharaoh on display in a British museum that will be revived by the magical tablet from the second film according to Deadline.

Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and Rebel Wilson are already set to star.

Night at the Museum 3 is slated for a Christmas 2014 release.