Disney casts cloud over Baddiel film

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David Baddiel, the Fantasy Football host, is heading for a clash with film giant Disney over casting for his major new movie. Baddiel (left) has been paid a substantial undisclosed fee to write Forsaking All Others for millionaire Home Alone producer John Hughes.

The comedian wants an unknown actor to star in the picture but says Disney, the backers, want to cast a star. Baddiel, 33, who has completed the romantic comedy script, said: "I think when you get into stars being in a film you get into a whole load of baggage because they say `I can't do this because it conflicts with my image'. We'll have to see."