Morrissey leaps onto Waterhorse

He romped for his life with Shazza in Basic Instinct 2 and he's all set to battle biblical plagues with Hilary Swank in The Reaping... Now it’s time David Morrissey embraced the child in him.

Luckily for DM, the script for Waterhorse hit his doormat earlier this year and the amiable scouser has landed himself a part in the touching Scottish tale.

Based on the novel by kids dreamweaver Dick King-Smith, the story follows a small boy who finds a strange egg on the shores of a loch. When the shell breaks, the lad is shocked to find a waterhorse and struggles to keep the ever-growing animal a secret.

Morrissey has signed up to play an Army officer, Captain Hamilton, who takes over a small village café in the hunt for the horse. Emily Watson is onboard to play the owner of the café and the boy's mother. Alex Etel (Millions) will play the hoof-smuggling kid.

Megaphone duties will be handled by Ladder 49 helmer Jay Russell.

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