The BBC has announced today that supreme character actor Michael Sheen is to play Andy Serkis in a new film about the life and career of Michael Sheen.
Serkis was unavailable to play himself in the film as he's to use his vast motion capture experience to play a computer generated replica of Michael Sheen. Using the latest in digital animation technology, Serkis' every move will be cleverly digitised and used to drive a CGI overlay of Sheen, who was unavailable for the part himself due to other commitments.
Sheen will play the role of Serkis in the style of Ian Dury, preparing for the part by wandering up the Kilburn High Road pretending to have polio.
'It's about getting into the mind of the man' said Sheen during a short break in rehearsals. 'Andy is a great imitator. He creates a wonderful presence on screen that it's very hard for anyone to replicate, gollum, gollum. I'm delighted to be able to make this part my own. The nasssty theiveing hobbitses won't take it from me. IT'S MINE, MY OWN, MY PRECIOUSSSSSS'.
Harry Monk, head of the BBC's new Department of Motion Capture and Expensive Digital Animation Technology said 'We're delighted that Mr Serkis has agreed to play Mr Sheen in this new drama. Having such a friendly chap on set is a marvel. The way he grooms the fleas off young Laura the production assistant is a joy to watch. Although she's starting to question his intentions now that he's starting to morph into Sheen's Brian Clough. All that talk about going down in the box is quite disturbing.'
Sadly, however filming had to be curtailed as during a difficult scene about Sheen's forthcoming role covering the recent scandals engulfing FIFA, both Sheen and Serkis accidentally appeared on camera at precicely the same moment, causing the immediate destruction of the whole studio due to the destructive effects of a combination of Blatter and Anti-Blatter.
[Sorry, been scratchin my head on this one. Bit rubbish really. Not got my thinking head on today.]