Russell Peters lands role in sci-fi film Source Code

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Fans will soon be able to catch global comedy rock-star, Russell Peters (www.russellpeters.com) on the big screen in the Sci-fi thriller, Source Code, directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) featuring Jake Gyllenhaal (Jarhead), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye) and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace).

Originally scheduled to start shooting after Peters' Australia and New Zealand tour, his shoot dates were moved-up when the producers decided to expand his role in the film with additional scenes and dialogue. Peters rescheduled all of his March dates, including Australia, New Zealand and Las Vegas to May, in order to participate in the film.

"Moving the tour wasn't an easy decision to make - I've never had to do this before," says Peters. "I've been looking for good film roles for a while now and this one's really good."

With over 30,000 tickets already sold for his Australia and New Zealand tour, Peters was set to perform the largest comedy show in Australian history, with over 11,000 fans scheduled to attend his Sydney show at the Acer Arena

In February, 2009 Peters broke the UK record for the highest attendance for a comedy show when 16,000 fans attended his O2 Arena show in London.

For Peters' new tour schedule visit, www.russellpeters.com.

Source Code centers on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a harrowing train bombing until he can determine who is responsible for it. The film is scheduled for a 2011 release.

Peters' current tour, titled "The Green Card Tour," features all new material since the release of his latest DVD, Red, White and Brown. In 2009 he was ranked by Forbes -- along with Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock -- as one of the top ten highest grossing stand-up comics in the U.S. With his signature irreverent take on race, culture and all of our so-called differences, Peters has gained a devoted global following and has been packing theatres, arenas and clubs worldwide for two decades including two sold out shows at New York City's Radio City Music Hall in January 2010 and Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre in February 2010.

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SOURCE BHATS PR / CPI MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD.

For further information: For further information: on Russell Peters, visit www.russellpeters.com or contact Publicist, Sonya Bhatia at sonya@sonyabhatia.com, (647) 801-8488

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