Kate Beckinsale has been cast in the upcoming Terry Jones movie Absolutely Anything.

The actress joins the surviving members of Monty Python in the film, according to Deadline.

Director Jones will also appear in the comedy alongside John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle.

Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and Sanjeev Bhaskar also feature in the all-star line-up.

Pegg will play a disillusioned school teacher who is bestowed vast powers by a group of aliens, voiced by the Pythons. He calls upon his loyal canine companion (Williams) to help him along the way, while Beckinsale will play his love interest who complicates matters.

Producer Ben Timlett commented: “We are over the moon to welcome Kate Beckinsale to our brilliant cast. She’s perfect in the role of Catherine and joins some of the best names in comedy.

"Terry Jones and Gavin Scotts’ script is laugh out loud and we look forward to bringing it to a worldwide audience.” 

Absolutely Anything is due to begin shooting in London on March 24.

Beckinsale can next be seen in The Trials of Cate McCall and Eliza Graves.