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Karen Gillan to direct and star in first feature

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Image caption Gillan played Amy Pond in Doctor Who from 2010-13

Actress Karen Gillan is to make her feature directorial debut with a self-penned film that will begin shooting in January in her native Scotland.

The former Doctor Who star described the film, called Tupperware Party, as "a visceral piece that may be tough to swallow without a strong chaser".

Gillan told her followers on social media she was "so excited to finally share this with you all".

The 28-year-old, who has directed three shorts, will also appear in the film.

According to Deadline, Tupperware Party will be produced by Mt Hollywood Films, a new production company "focused on working with female and minority roles".

Gillan, best known for playing Amy Pond in Doctor Who, will be seen next year reprising her villainous Nebula role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

She will also appear alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in the upcoming reboot of Jumanji.

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