Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is backing a film spin-off of the BBC television series Stella Street, which parodies celebrity existence and pokes fun at the likes of Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman.

Directed by Peter Richardson, Stella Street stars Phil Cornwell and John Sessions in multiple roles as a group of celebrities who, tired of the pressures of life in the spotlight, gravitate to an anonymous London suburb. The film, which has begun production, is financed and distributed worldwide by Columbia.

The residents of Stella Street in the south of London include Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, David Bowie, Joe Pesci and Dustin Hoffman. Away from celebrity life, they settle down to domestic bliss; Mick and Keith take over the corner shop, Al Pacino supervises the gardener, Joe Pesci has trouble with his decorator while David Bowie cannot fathom the plumbing. Their blissful haven is shattered, however, the day the residents foolishly entrust their wealth to a titled financial advisor. Falling on hard times, these showbiz legends discover the simple life they craved has become far too real.

A Stella Street production in association with Absolutely Productions, Stella Street is written by Phil Cornwell, Peter Richardson and John Sessions and produced by Ben Swaffer. Executive producer is John Goldstone.