Emily Watson signed up for 'The Dresser'

British actress Emily Watson has been lined up to star in the new BBC2/Starz TV movie "The Dresser" alongside Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins.

Production of the film, which is a screen adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play by the same name, has already begun in London, Deadline reports. The script tells the story of theater life via an aging actor's personal assistant.

Watson, a two-time Academy Award nominee, is known for her roles both on screen and on stage, including roles in "Gosford Park," "Breaking the Waves" and "Angela's Ashes."

The film's exact airdate has yet to be announced.

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