Former US President, Barack Obama, has been signed up to star in a remake of the classic courtroom drama 12 Angry Men.

Details are sketchy at present but Mr Obama is believed to be playing the part of the one jury member, originally played by Henry Fonda, who refuses to accept the defendant’s guilt in the original movie.

However in a radical change of plot the crime this time is understood not to be a murder, but is instead a political thriller where the charge centres around one individual’s suitability to hold high political office, and this time round the lone voice is the one pressing for a guilty verdict.

Speaking on the Ellen Degeneres Show Mr Obabma said: ‘This is a subject close to my heart and one that I really feel is worth looking getting involved with. Now, just say that hypothetically, and I don’t want to give away any plot spoilers away here, that a totally incompetent idiot somehow makes it to The White House by lying, making offensive racist statements, indulging in sexual harassment and misconduct and colluding with the Russians to smear their opponent? That would make a great story wouldn’t you say?’

‘Now of course this is America and all of that would be kinda far-fetched. But that’s Hollywood for you, but as we all know, nothing can ever be too far-fetched in Tinseltown.’