Mammootty will play the lead role in director Siddique's next directorial venture, titled Rascals. The duo, who has earlier worked together for the superhit movies, Hitler and Chronic Bachelor, is joining hands after a long gap of 10 years.
Rascals, is reportedly penned by Siddique himself and is produced by Mammootty under his banner Playhouse Motion Pictures. The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be decided. The movie will go on floors by December this year and is slated to release for Vishu 2015.
Earlier it was rumoured that Mammootty and Siddique will join hands for the sequel of Hitler; but both the actor and director denied the rumours by stating that they are not interested in making sequels. Later, Siddique announced that his next project will have Mammootty in the lead role and the scripting is in the pipeline.
Mammootty-Siddique duo's Hitler and Chronic Bachelor were blockbusters, which earned excellent reviews from both audience and critics. Siddique later directed Body Guard, with Dileep in the lead. The movie went on to become a superhit and later got remade into all other South Indian languages and Hindi. His last release Ladies And Gentleman with Mohanlal in lead, earned negative reviews and bombed at the box office.