Val Kilmer is eagerly awaiting the chance to make his directorial debut, and is so confident with his acting ability he's cast himself in two roles.

The multi-talented WONDERLAND star, currently appearing on London's West End stage in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, is writing the as-yet-untitled film's screenplay.

He says, "I'm writing a script at the moment. It's going to be a collaboration with the lyricist MARY-BETH DERRY, and I hope to direct and produce it when it's done.

"It's a biography - and I am writing two characters for me to play. One of them is MARK TWAIN.

"I know I have the energy to direct it. Although it'll be my first time, I think I'm up to it."

09/06/2005 13:32