'Mrs Brown's Boys' creator Brendan O'Carroll is hoping to line up 'Downton Abbey's' Hugh Bonneville to star in a big screen version of the BBC sitcom.

Funnyman Brendan is working on a film which would see his alter ego Agnes fight to save her veg stall from closure, and reckons Hugh would be perfect to play a barrister with Tourette's Syndrome.

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Hugh Bonneville

He told the Sun: "This barrister hasn't represented anyone for five years because when he is under pressure he develops Tourette's.

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Brendan O'Carroll accepts the award for Best Situation Comedy for Mrs Brown's Boys during the 2013 National Television Awards

"I'm hoping to get Hugh Bonneville for the part. I wrote it with him in mind and couldn't stop laughing - I think he'd be brilliant."

Filming for the movie is set to begin in August ahead of a release in 2014.

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