Coogan fans out there who bemoan the fact that the great comedian has yet to make that progression to big Hollywood star (his first lead feature Hamlet 2 failed to make a dent) will be happy to learn Deadline have reported that he has landed a role in the upcoming comedy My Idiot Brother.

With a cast line-up that reads ‘quirky’ and ‘talented’ (Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Adam Scott), the film focuses on Rudd’s laidback idealist, who disrupts the lives of his three sisters when he comes to stay at each of their houses.

The film is directed by Jesse Peretz (whose biggest film to date was the Zach Braff comedy The Ex), while his sister Evgenia, is on scriptwriting duties.