Matt Lucas and David Walliams are reportedly working on a movie that will see the Little Britain stars play multiple characters.

Matt told BBC News that the pair will play five or six different characters in the movie, which is being developed with US studio Dreamworks.

Matt said to BBC News: “It’s a story we created with a writer called Will Davies and he’s written a script. We looked at people liked Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy and how they appear as lots of different characters.

“And as our audience on TV are used to seeing us playing different characters, we thought it would be interesting to make a movie where we all play lots of different characters and have scenes where they all interact.”

The movie is reportedly being produced with Ben Stiller’s production company, Red Hour, which made the current box office hit, Tropic Thunder.

Matt told BBC News that the pair had come up with a name for the movie, but were keeping it quiet for now. “The film has not been green-lit yet so it would be foolish to say the name of it,” he added.

Matt also told the news channel that he was ‘very excited’ about playing Tweedledum and Tweedledee in Tim Burton’s upcoming film Alice In Wonderland.

“I go out in early October to Los Angeles to film. I pinch myself when I think I’m going to be playing a part in a Disney movie directed by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp – I can’t quite believe it’s going to be happening,” he said.