FOOTBALL fans who turn up to watch a celebrity match at the weekend may find themselves appearing in a feature film.

The film Down Amongst the Dead Men is based on the autobiography Flipper's Side by disabled Darlington FC supporter Paul Hodgson.

The match, at Feethams football ground on Sunday is between The TV Allstars, captained by Coronation Street's Tommy Nelson - actor Tom Craig - and a team of legendary ex-Darlington players captained by Kevan Smith.

Playing for the Allstars will be Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster), Alan Halsall (Tyrone), Andy Whyment (Kirk) and Chris Bisson (Vikram).

Also playing are Asa Hartford (Man City), Len Cantello (West Bromwich Albion) and Liverpool and Newcastle legend Alan Kennedy.

Among the former Darlington players will be Mark Prudhoe, David Speedie, Andy Toman and Steve Tupling.

Actress Denise Welch, already cast in the film, will be joined by other well-known faces in the supporters lounge and directors box, all pledging their support to the film.

The film makers will be at the ground to record crowd scenes, some of which will appear in the movie.

Tickets for the match, which kicks-off at 2pm, are on sale in the Darlington Football Club Shop for £5, £2.50 of which will go to charity.