Martin debunks "Pink Panther" rumours

In a wide ranging interview promoting his latest film “Cheaper by the Dozen”, to be published later on Moviehole, Steve Martin wanted to make it clear that as far as he knew, nobody else was signed on to co-star in the actor’s new Pink Panther film. "There are lots of rumours and all untrue", confessed Martin in a Los Angeles hotel room over the weekend. "Jackie Chan has not been approached to do the film, nor has John Cleese, so I don’t know where these are coming from," an upbeat and talkative Martin said. "I’ve just re-written the script and I hope we can start filming in May." Martin admitted that he would playing the legendary Clouseau "in an outrageous French accent", shoot part of the film in Paris and would offer a contemporary take on the character. Martin also said he was excited over “Shopgirl”, based on his first novel. More on Paul Fischer’s Steve Martin interview in the next few weeks. Thanks to ‘Paul’