Chico Slimani, one of the contestant's on UK television's talentcompetition The X Factor, is set toappear in a feature film based on his real adventures of his former career as amale stripper. Slimani will co-produce and hasco-written the script with director Helen Grace and his brother, actor JC Mac.

The $5m (£2.9m)feature Lunchbox is being financed byprivate equity investment. The film will shoot starting in June in the UK, Spain, and France.

Producers atUnity Films are still in talks with sales agents and are aiming for atheatrical release.

Sharon Osbourne, one of the judges of ITV's X Factor, is in talks to play a corrupt show promoter. Othermembers of the cast will include Mac, Barber Ali, and LaurettaLewis.

The story issaid to be a raunchy comedy about stripping troupe on tour in Europe.

Slimani also recently signed a recording contract with Sony BMG.