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Demetri Martin joins 'Woodstock'

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Comedian Demetri Martin has been cast as the lead in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock, reports Variety.

Martin will star as Elliot Tiber, a closeted gay man who inadvertently sets in motion a series of events that leads to the Woodstock festival.

The film is based on Tiber's autobiography, co-written with Tom Monte. Production is scheduled to begin in late August.

Martin, who began his career in stand-up, has appeared in Analyze That and Flight of the Conchords. He is best known for being the "Trendspotting" contributor on The Daily Show.

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