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'Bridesmaids' Matt Lucas (and his giant alphorn) star in 'Small Apartments' trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Remember Kristen Wiig’s oddball roommates in Bridesmaids? Well, actors Matt Lucas (Little Britain) and Rebel Wilson are back together in Small Apartments, a comedy about one sad Swiss-obsessed man’s misadventures after his landlord drops dead in his kitchen. Lucas plays the sad man, one unfortunately named Franklin Franklin who plays the alphorn in his undies. Wilson pops up as another character that only she could play.

The film, which premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, also stars Billy Crystal, Juno Temple, James Marsden, James Caan, and Johnny Knoxville. It arrives on DVD and video-on-demand on Feb. 19. Watch the bizarre trailer below. READ FULL STORY

Matt Lucas signs onto 'Therese' opposite Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Olsen -- EXCLUSIVE

Bridesmaids and Alice in Wonderland star Matt Lucas has signed on to costar in the dark erotic thriller Therese.

Set in 17th century France, director Charlie Stratton’s adaptation of the Emile Zola novel and play Thérèse Raquin follows the title character (Elizabeth Olsen), who is stuck in a loveless marriage with her sickly first cousin (Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton). The union was arranged under the watchful eye of her oppressive aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). When Therese enters an affair with her husband’s friend Laurent (Drive‘s Oscar Isaac), it plunges everyone’s lives into a tragic downward spiral, and the illicit couple conspire to kill Therese’s husband.

Lucas will play Olivier, a policeman who, along with his inspector father, regularly calls upon the Raquin family. The film begins production in mid-May.

Lucas’ first major dramatic role, the gonzo ensemble drama Small Apartments, premiered last month at SXSW. He’s also set to play the drag queen Divine in Michael Winterbottom’s The King of Soho, about famed London strip-club entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan).

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Jessica Lange joins Elizabeth Olsen, ‘Harry Potter’ vet Tom Felton in ‘Therese Raquin’
‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Little Britain’ star Matt Lucas on baring (almost) all in ‘Small Apartments’

SXSW: 'Bridesmaids' and 'Little Britain' star Matt Lucas on baring (almost) all in 'Small Apartments'

Matt Lucas has appeared in a significant state of undress throughout his career, from playing Kristen Wiig’s odd roommate in Bridesmaids to several characters on his hit BBC America sketch comedy show Little Britain. But for his first feature film leading role, in Jonas Åkerlund’s dark ensemble comedy Small Apartments – which premiered Saturday night at the SXSW film festival — Lucas was still quite not prepared for how much skin he’d be showing in the role. As the not-quite-all-there shut-in Franklin Franklin, Lucas is predominantly in just a large pair of tighty whities, a bad wig, and some clogs. After the premiere, Lucas told the audience, “I saw a rough cut of the film about six month ago and thought, oh f—, what have I done?”

When asked about it later, he winces, then smiles. “I don’t think vanity is going to help me,” Lucas tells EW. READ FULL STORY

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