Michael Caine and David TweedieBritish film legend
Michael Caine (main photo) is rumoured to have been cast as
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) chair David Tweedie
in a cameo role in an upcoming Paramount Pictures drama about the
global financial crisis.

A key plot line is said to centre on the
political tension in Europe, where heads of state including Nicolas
Sarkozy and Angela Merkel reportedly met at the height of the
crisis to discuss accounting issues.

French Economic Affairs Minister Christine
Lagarde, who was a harsh critic of the IASB during the crisis, will
be played by Meryl Streep.

Following her recent role as a highly-strung
and dominating fashion guru in The Devil Wears Prada,
Streep is said to be perfect for the role. One critic has even
commented on the physical similarities of the two women.

The film is being directed by British director Michael
Winterbottom, who is renowned for hits including the provocative
9 Songs and 24 Hour Party People.