Gollum joins The Prestige

A new role for Andy Serkis


Andy Serkis looks set to be escaping from confines of the monkey suit and the I-mac.

The “King Kong” and “Lord of the Rings” fave has snagged a role in Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige”, playing an assistant to a character played by David Bowie.

The film stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians who battle each other for trade secrets. The impressive support cast includes the likes of the aforesaid Bowie, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and Piper Perabo.