Huge, the directorial debut from British comedian Ben Miller, has started shooting in London.

The screenplay is based on an original play co-written by Jez Butterworth, Ben Miller and Simon Godley.

Miller, who started out in the film industry as an actor, said: “I’ve dreamt for years of directing a film and now I am directing the film of my dreams. I am literally pinching myself with pliers to be helming such a charabanc of talent on such a rollicking ride.” 

Noel Clarke, Johnny Harris, Thandie Newton, Russell Tovey and Michelle Ryan star in the story about two friends who are trying to break onto the comedy circuit.

The film is produced by Rebecca Farhall and Colin Jones. Executive producers are Nigel Thomas and Charlotte Walls of Matador Pictures.

It is a Toff Media production in association with Matador Pictures and is backed by Cinema Three.