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WATCH: Trailer For Chris O'Dowd's New Movie 'The Sapphires'

IT Crowd star is taking over Hollywood

IT Crowd star Chris O'Dowd is fast becoming a fixture in Hollywood, after his acclaimed spot in 'Bridesmaids', and he's set to continue his ascent up the cinematic ladder by taking the lead in a new musical comedy 'The Sapphires'.

Set in the Australian outback, it sees Dave Lovelace (O'Dowd) take a group of Aussie country and Western singers under his wing, and he turns them on to one of his passions, soul music (his other passion being whisky).

The band don't initially look like something special, but with Lovelace's not-so-expert guidance and definite passion, they could make good on a sparkling talent, and cause no small amount of laughs along the way.

The tale of soul, friendship, family and Australian attitude hits screens on November 2nd 2012.

Hopefully from O'Dowd's point of view Ireland and the outback, though being rather different in climate, will prove a match made in heaven!

O'Dowd's fellow IT Crowd alumni stars in 'The Watch', which hits screens next week.

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