Lucas, Akerlund Rent “Apartments”

“Little Britain” comedian Matt Lucas has signed on to star in the comedy “Small Apartments” to be directed by Jonas Ã…kerlund (“Spun,” “The Horsemen”) reports Coming Soon.

Based on the book by Chris Millis, the darkly comic story has Lucas playing Franklin Franklin, a simple man who dreams of Switzerland and lives in an apartment complex with a pothead, a busybody, and frequent parcels of fingernail clippings from his brother. Oh, and his landlord turns up dead on the floor of his kitchen.

Shooting is expected to kick off in March.