Anne-Marie Duffwill star in Alan Entwistle's UK black comedy/satire Bed Blockers. Duff previously starred in TheMagdalene Sisters andTV's Shameless and TheVirgin Queen.

Entwistle willstart shooting in 2007. The film is about two Northern English mothers who takeon the system when the government threatens to withdraw health treatment forpremature babies. The film is based on true events.

Entwistle, whopreviously directed the short Eyes Wide Open, also wrote the screenplay.

"I'mthrilled that an actress of Anne-Marie Duff's immense ability has come on boardto play one of our two heroines in such a real, frightening and importantmovie," said Entwistle in Cannes.