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Russell Brand to play Cupid

Russell Brand is to put his romantic troubles aside to play Cupid in a new movie.

The British funnyman finalised his divorce from Katy Perry last month (Jul12), but despite his heartache, Brand is pressing ahead with plans to play the Roman god of love in a new romantic comedy.

The film, titled Cupid, will see Brand in the title role plucking the heartstrings of present-day couples in a bid to create the perfect relationship, according to Variety.com.

Cupid will be directed by Joe Nussbaum and Brand will star and produce.